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Daylighting Design
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Daylighting Design

Students explore the many different ways that engineers provide natural lighting to ... (more)

Students explore the many different ways that engineers provide natural lighting to interior spaces. They analyze various methods of daylighting by constructing model houses from foam core board and simulating the sun with a desk lamp. Teams design a daylighting system for their model houses based on their observations and calculations of the optimal use of available sunlight to their structure. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Landon B. Gennetten
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Exploring Light: Absorb, Reflect, Transmit or Refract?
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Exploring Light: Absorb, Reflect, Transmit or Refract?

In a hands-on way, students explore light's properties of absorption, reflection, transmission ... (more)

In a hands-on way, students explore light's properties of absorption, reflection, transmission and refraction through various experimental stations within the classroom. To understand absorption, reflection and transmission, they shine flashlights on a number of preselected objects. To understand refraction, students create indoor rainbows. An understanding of the fundamental properties of light is essential to designing an invisible laser security system. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
VU Bioengineering RET Program School of Engineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Meghan Murphy
Heat Trappers, Inc
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Heat Trappers, Inc

In this inquiry activity, teams of students are challenged with engineering a ... (more)

In this inquiry activity, teams of students are challenged with engineering a greenhouse heat trap for use with exotic plants. The investigation requires thermometers, plastic wrap, and a shoebox for each team. Students graph data and determine the effectiveness of their design. This activity is supported by a textbook chapter, Atmospheric Energy, part of the unit, Energy Flow, in Global Systems Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Introduction to Electromagnetic and Electro-Optic Propagation
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Introduction to Electromagnetic and Electro-Optic Propagation

This lesson describes the properties of electromagnetic and electro-optical radiation and how ... (more)

This lesson describes the properties of electromagnetic and electro-optical radiation and how their propagation is affected by the atmosphere and weather. Atmospheric variables that affect EM propagation include temperature, moisture, pressure, and composition. These variables control processes including refraction, absorption, and scattering. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Light It Up
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Light It Up

Through an introduction to the design of lighting systems and the electromagnetic ... (more)

Through an introduction to the design of lighting systems and the electromagnetic spectrum, students learn about the concept of daylighting as well as two types of light bulbs (lamps) often used in energy-efficient lighting design. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Landon B. Gennetten
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
Model Greenhouses
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Model Greenhouses

Students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the greenhouse effect. They ... (more)

Students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the greenhouse effect. They construct their own miniature greenhouses and explore how their designs take advantage of heat transfer processes to create controlled environments. They record and graph measurements, comparing the greenhouse indoor and outdoor temperatures over time. Students are also introduced to global issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and their relationship to global warming. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Landon B. Gennetten
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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