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LEGO Robots
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This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry ...

This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into technology design and testing. Groups of learners will design, build, and program a LEGO robot to perform specific tasks, testing and retesting their modifications until theyäóťve maximized the effectiveness of each feature of their robotäóťs design. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV: GEMS.

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Computer Science
Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Minerals, Crystals, and Gems: Stepping Stones to Inquiry
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This site introduces students to mineral science and the scientific process -- ...

This site introduces students to mineral science and the scientific process -- observing things, forming hypotheses, and drawing conclusions. Students watch crystals grow, go on a scavenger hunt for minerals, and create a classroom exhibit of rocks and minerals (for Grades 3-8).

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Smithsonian Institutions
Provider Set:
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Smithsonian: Science and Technology
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This site explores the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, Arctic wildlife, ...

This site explores the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, Arctic wildlife, migratory birds, stars and black holes, sky watching, the Galapagos Islands, invasive species, living fossils of the Bahamian sea floor, views of earth, milestones of flight, shade grown coffee, species of Indian River Lagoon, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, polio, and portraits of famous scientists, inventors, and engineers.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Biology
Geology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
Smithsonian Institutions
Provider Set:
Encyclopedia Smithsonian