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Biodomes Engineering Design Project: Lessons 2-6
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Biodomes Engineering Design Project: Lessons 2-6

In this multi-day activity, students explore environments, ecosystems, energy flow and organism ... (more)

In this multi-day activity, students explore environments, ecosystems, energy flow and organism interactions by creating a scale model biodome, following the steps of the engineering design process. The Procedure section provides activity instructions for Biodomes unit, lessons 2-6, as students work through Parts 1-6 to develop their model biodome. Subjects include energy flow and food chains, basic needs of plants and animals, and the importance of decomposers. Students consider why a solid understanding of one's environment and the interdependence of an ecosystem can inform the choices we make and the way we engineer our own communities. This activity can be conducted as either a very structured or open-ended design. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Christopher Valenti
Denise Carlson
Katherine Beggs
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Biomimicry: Natural Designs
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Biomimicry: Natural Designs

Students learn about biomimicry and how engineers often imitate nature in the ... (more)

Students learn about biomimicry and how engineers often imitate nature in the design of innovative new products. They demonstrate their knowledge of biomimicry by practicing brainstorming and designing a new product based on what they know about animals and nature. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Katherine Beggs
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Break the Tension
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Break the Tension

Students learn about and experiment with the concept of surface tension. How ... (more)

Students learn about and experiment with the concept of surface tension. How can a paper clip "float" on top of water? How can a paper boat be powered by soap in water? How do water striders "walk" on top of water? Why do engineers care about surface tension? Students answer these questions as they investigate surface tension and surfactants. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Janet Yowell
Jay Shah
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Clearing a Path to the Heart
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Clearing a Path to the Heart

Following the engineering design process and acting as biomedical engineers, student teams ... (more)

Following the engineering design process and acting as biomedical engineers, student teams use everyday materials to design and develop devices and approaches to unclog blood vessels. They learn about the circulatory system, biomedical engineering, and conditions that lead to heart attacks and strokes. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Jay Shah
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Todd Curtis
Design Inspired by Nature Activity
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Design Inspired by Nature Activity

Students discover how engineers can use biomimicry to enhance their designs. They ... (more)

Students discover how engineers can use biomimicry to enhance their designs. They learn how careful observation of nature becoming a nature detective, so to speak can lead to new innovations and products. In this activity, students reverse engineer a flower to glean design ideas for new products. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Janet Yowell
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Zarke
Design Step 3: Brainstorm Possible Solutions
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Design Step 3: Brainstorm Possible Solutions

Brainstorming is a team creativity activity that helps generate a large number ... (more)

Brainstorming is a team creativity activity that helps generate a large number of potential solutions to a problem. In this activity, students participate in a group brainstorming activity to generate possible solutions to their engineering design challenge. Students learn brainstorming guidelines and practice within their teams to create a poster of ideas. The posters are used in a large group critiquing activity that ultimately helps student teams create a design project outline. (Note: Conduct this activity in the context of a design project that students are working on; this activity is Step 3 in a series of six that guide students through the engineering design loop.) (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Engineering
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
Design for Function
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Design for Function

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad designs an invention that ... (more)

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad designs an invention that will help them cross a swamp and also reach the top of a tall cliff. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Engineering
Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
WNET
Designing Bridges
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Designing Bridges

Students learn about the types of possible loads, how to calculate ultimate ... (more)

Students learn about the types of possible loads, how to calculate ultimate load combinations, and investigate the different sizes for the beams (girders) and columns (piers) of simple bridge design. Students learn the steps that engineers use to design bridges: understanding the problem, determining the potential bridge loads, calculating the highest possible load, and calculating the amount of material needed to resist the loads. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Christopher Valenti
Denali Lander
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program and Laboratory,
Joe Friedrichsen
Jonathan S. Goode
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
TeachEngineering.org
Engineering Pop-Ups
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Engineering Pop-Ups

Students learn about applied forces as they create pop-up-books the art of ... (more)

Students learn about applied forces as they create pop-up-books the art of paper engineering. They also learn the basic steps of the engineering design process. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
Engineering and the Periodic Table
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Engineering and the Periodic Table

Students learn about the periodic table and how pervasive the elements are ... (more)

Students learn about the periodic table and how pervasive the elements are in our daily lives. After reviewing the table organization and facts about the first 20 elements, they play an element identification game. They also learn that engineers incorporate these elements into the design of new products and processes. Acting as computer and animation engineers, students creatively express their new knowledge by creating a superhero character based on of the elements they now know so well. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Kay
Denise W. Carlson
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Megan Podlogar
Engineers Love Pizza, Too!
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Engineers Love Pizza, Too!

In this service-learning engineering project, students follow the steps of the engineering ... (more)

In this service-learning engineering project, students follow the steps of the engineering design process to design an assistive eating device for a client. More specifically, they design a prototype device to help a young girl who has a medical condition that restricts the motion of her joints. Her wish is to eat her favorite food, pizza, without getting her nose wet. Students learn about arthrogryposis and how it affects the human body as they act as engineers to find a solution to this open-ended design challenge and build a working prototype. This project works even better if you arrange for a client in your own community. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Eszter Horanyi
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jonathan MacNeil
Malinda Zarske
M. Travis O'Hair
Stephanie Rivale, Brandi Briggs (This activity was taught at Skyline High School in Longmont, CO. A special thanks to Sarah Delaney and Jordian Summers for their help in developing this activity.)
TeachEngineering.org
English Composition I
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English Composition I

This course promotes clear and effective communication by sharpening critical thinking and ... (more)

This course promotes clear and effective communication by sharpening critical thinking and writing skills. The first unit is designed to change the way in which students think about writing--as a conversation rather than a solitary act. The second unit focuses on academic writing and explores the PWR-Writing or Power-Writing Method (PWR Pre-Write, Write, Revise). The remaining units will focus on the minutiae of good writing practices, from style to citation methodology. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Demonstrate mastery of principles of grammar, usage, mechanics, and sentence structure. Identify the thesis in another individual's essay. Develop a thesis statement, structure it in an introductory paragraph, and support it with the body of the essay. Organize ideas logically within an essay, deploying adequate transitional devices to ensure coherence, flow, and focus. Differentiate between rhetorical strategies and write with an awareness of rhetorical technique and audience. Differentiate between tones and write with an awareness of how tone affects the audience's experience. Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking for reading and writing purposes. Quote, paraphrase, and document the work of others. Write sentences that vary in length and structure. (English 001) (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Readings
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Foundation
Hot Problem Solving
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Hot Problem Solving

Student teams follow the steps of the engineering design process to meet ... (more)

Student teams follow the steps of the engineering design process to meet the challenge of getting their entire class from one location on the playground to the sidewalk without touching the ground between. The class develops a well thought-out plan while following the steps of the engineering design process. Then, they test their solution by going outside and trying it out. Through the post-activity assessment, they compare their problem-solving experience to real life engineering challenges, such as creating new forms of transportation or new product invention. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Jackie Sullivan
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Megan Podlogar
Hot Problem Solving
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Hot Problem Solving

Student teams follow the steps of the engineering design process to meet ... (more)

Student teams follow the steps of the engineering design process to meet the challenge of getting their entire class from one location on the playground to the sidewalk without touching the ground between. The class develops a well thought-out plan while following the steps of the engineering design process. Then, they test their solution by going outside and trying it out. Through the post-activity assessment, they compare their problem-solving experience to real life engineering challenges, such as creating new forms of transportation or new product invention. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jackie Sullivan
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Megan Podlogar
TeachEngineering.org
How to Develop Breakthrough Products and Services, Spring 2004
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How to Develop Breakthrough Products and Services, Spring 2004

Until recently, development of very novel products or services has largely been ... (more)

Until recently, development of very novel products or services has largely been a matter of chance and luck. Recent research into the innovation process now makes it possible to develop methods to systematically identify product and service ideas that offer very novel functionality to users. Subject examines both research findings on idea generation processes and related practical concept development methods. First-term half subject. To prosper, firms must develop major product and service innovations. Often, though, they don't know how. Recent research into the innovation process has made it possible to develop "breakthroughs" systematically. 15.356 presents several practical concept development methods, such as the "Lead User Method," where manufacturers learn from innovative customers. Expert guest speakers present case studies that show the "art" required to implement a concept development method. 15.356 is a half-term subject. (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
von Hippel, Eric
Literature Biography Project
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Literature Biography Project

For this project, students will learn to develop the various processes used ... (more)

For this project, students will learn to develop the various processes used in researching and writing a biographical research paper, including brainstorming, notetaking, outlining, creating a bibliography, and writing the final draft. This project is designed to act as an independent study geared toward AG or Level 3 and Level 4 students, but each step in the research process can also be taught directly to students in the classroom. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Sandra Dail
Make an Alarm!
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Make an Alarm!

After reading the story "Dear Mr. Henshaw" by Beverly Cleary, student groups ... (more)

After reading the story "Dear Mr. Henshaw" by Beverly Cleary, student groups create alarm systems to protect something in the classroom, just as the main character Leigh does to protect his lunchbox from thieves. Students learn about alarms and use their creativity to devise multi-step alarm systems to protect their lockers, desk, pets or classroom door. Note: This activity can also be done without reading the Cleary book. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Center for Engineering Educational Outreach,
TeachEngineering.org
Mapping Your Research Ideas
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Mapping Your Research Ideas

This quick, interactive tutorial will help students develop a general topic or ... (more)

This quick, interactive tutorial will help students develop a general topic or idea into a set of exploratory research questions, as well as giving them some next steps in the process of developing a research question. Make sure there is a blank sheet of paper and a pen or pencil handy, and let's get started! (less)

Subject:
Arts
Business
Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
UCLA Library
Author:
UCLA Library
A Mini World
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A Mini World

As students learn about the creation of biodomes, they are introduced to ... (more)

As students learn about the creation of biodomes, they are introduced to the steps of the engineering design process, including guidelines for brainstorming. Students learn how engineers are involved in the design and construction of biodomes and use brainstorming to come up with ideas for possible biodome designs. This lesson is part of a series of six lessons in which students use their growing understanding of various environments and the engineering design process, to design and create their own model biodome ecosystems. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Katherine Beggs
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
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