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# Art in Engineering - Moving Art

Students learn how forces are used in the creation of art. They ... (more)

Students learn how forces are used in the creation of art. They come to understand that it is not just bridge and airplane designers who are concerned about how forces interact with objects, but artists as well. As "paper engineers," students create their own mobiles and pop-up books, and identify and use the forces (air currents, gravity, hand movement) acting upon them. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Social Sciences
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,
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
TeachEngineering.org
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# The Art of Approximation in Science and Engineering: How to Whip Out Answers Quickly

The purpose of this learning video is to show students how to ... (more)

The purpose of this learning video is to show students how to think more freely about math and science problems. Sometimes getting an approximate answer in a much shorter period of time is well worth the time saved. This video explores techniques for making quick, back-of-the-envelope approximations that are not only surprisingly accurate, but are also illuminating for building intuition in understanding science. This video touches upon 10th-grade level Algebra I and first-year high school physics, but the concepts covered (velocity, distance, mass, etc) are basic enough that science-oriented younger students would understand. If desired, teachers may bring in pendula of various lengths, weights to hang, and a stopwatch to measure period. Examples of in- class exercises for between the video segments include: asking students to estimate 29 x 31 without a calculator or paper and pencil; and asking students how close they can get to a black hole without getting sucked in. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
MIT Learning International Networks Consortium
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Stephen M. Hou

# Build Your Own Insect Trap

Students design and construct a device to trap insects that are present ... (more)

Students design and construct a device to trap insects that are present in the area around their school. The objective of the exercise is to ask the right design questions and to conduct the right tests to determine if the trap works properly. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
K-12 Rural Science Education Program, Oregon State University
Author:
Sujaya Rao

# Build a Bridge

Survey potential bridge sites, research bridge design, and select the right bridge ... (more)

Survey potential bridge sites, research bridge design, and select the right bridge for the right location in this interactive activity from the NOVA Web site. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
NOVA Science
Provider Set:
NOVA ScienceNOW
Author:
WGBH Educational Foundation

# Build an Approximate Scale Model of an Object

Students will create a model of an object of their choice, giving ... (more)

Students will create a model of an object of their choice, giving them skills and practice in techniques used by professionals. The students will use sketches as they build their objects. This activity will facilitate a discussion on models and their usefulness. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Center for Engineering Ed Outreach, Tufts University
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# Building A Paper Bridge: An Introduction to Problem Solving

This activity allows the student to explore problem solving strategies while working ... (more)

This activity allows the student to explore problem solving strategies while working with a partner. This activity (building a paper bridge), requires students to question word definition and the application of those definitions. Through problem solving strategies, students discover the need for applying math skills. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Steve Walston

# Building Simple Machines: A Glass of Milk, Please

In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, the cast shows how the ... (more)

In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, the cast shows how the 34 steps in their Rube Goldberg invention use everything from gravity to carbon dioxide gas in order to accomplish one simple task: pouring a glass of milk. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation

# Building Simple Machines: Plant Quencher

In this video segment from ZOOM, Jillian explains how her simple machine ... (more)

In this video segment from ZOOM, Jillian explains how her simple machine uses marbles, levers, flowing sand, and a spinning wheel to water a plant. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation

# Building Tetrahedral Kites

Working in teams of four, you and your team will build a ... (more)

Working in teams of four, you and your team will build a tetrahedral kite following a specific set of directions and using specific provided materials. You will use basic processes of manufacturing systems -- cutting, shaping, forming, conditioning, assembling, joining, finishing, and quality control -- to manufacture a complete tetrahedral kite within a given time frame. Evaluation of your project will involve the efficiency of your team as well as your finished product. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Center for Engineering Ed Outreach, Tufts University
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Resources for Educational Benchmarks

# Building a Fancy Spectrograph

Students create and decorate their own spectrographs using simple materials and holographic ... (more)

Students create and decorate their own spectrographs using simple materials and holographic diffraction gratings. A holographic diffraction grating acts like a prism, showing the visual components of light. After building the spectrographs, students observe the spectra of different light sources as homework. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
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# CTE Architecture: Access Ramp

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction ... (more)

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Association of State Directors, Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
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# CTE Architecture: Fences

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction ... (more)

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
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# CTE Architecture: Framing a House

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction ... (more)

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Association of State Directors, Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
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# CTE Architecture: Miniature Golf

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction ... (more)

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Association of State Directors, Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
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# CTE Architecture: Stairway

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction ... (more)

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Association of State Directors, Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
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# CTE Architecture: Storage Sheds

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction ... (more)

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Association of State Directors, Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education

# Castles Inside and Out

In this three-day unit, learners identify two-dimensional shapes used in castle construction, ... (more)

In this three-day unit, learners identify two-dimensional shapes used in castle construction, create a castle collage using assorted shapes, and design tapestries using repeated patterns of color, shape, or line. They understand that the castle's primary purpose was to keep the community safe but that it also served as a home for the lord and his family. This activity is featured on pp.37-38 (part of a lesson that begins on page 35) of the "LEGO's Castle Adventure" unit of study for grades K-6. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider Set:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Author:
Angie Kiplinger
Dr. Beverly A. Reitsma
Sue Keene
Tonya Mercer
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# Catalytic Converter

This video lesson aims to motivate students about chemistry and to raise ... (more)

This video lesson aims to motivate students about chemistry and to raise their awareness about how chemistry helps in solving certain environmental problems. In this lesson, the air pollution problem created by cars and other vehicles is presented. The lesson will highlight causes of this problem, harmful products from it and possible solutions. There will also be discussion of ways to convert the pollutants produced by burning oil in vehicles into more friendly products. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
MIT Learning International Networks Consortium
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author: