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The Amazing Buckyball: How to Track Nanomaterials in the Human Body
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Students learn how nanoparticles can be creatively used for medical diagnostic purposes. They learn about buckminsterfullerenes, more commonly known as buckyballs, and about the potential for these complex carbon molecules to deliver drugs and other treatments into the human body. They brainstorm methods to track buckyballs in the body, then build a buckyball from pipe cleaners with a fluorescent tag to model how nanoparticles might be labeled and detected for use in a living organism. As an extension, students research and select appropriate radioisotopes for different medical applications.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Biology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
Activities
Author:
Diana Gano
Donna Tate
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Buildings and Earthquakes
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Earthquakes happen when forces in the Earth cause violent shaking of the ground. Earthquakes can be very destructive to buildings and other man-made structures. Design and build various types of buildings, then test your buildings for earthquake resistance using a shake table and a force sensor that measures how hard a force pushes or pulls your building.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium Collection
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
05/21/2012
Curb the Epidemic!
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Using a website simulation tool, students build on their understanding of random processes on networks to interact with the graph of a social network of individuals and simulate the spread of a disease. They decide which two individuals on the network are the best to vaccinate in an attempt to minimize the number of people infected and "curb the epidemic." Since the results are random, they run multiple simulations and compute the average number of infected individuals before analyzing the results and assessing the effectiveness of their vaccination strategies.

Subject:
Engineering
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Debbie Jenkinson
Garrett Jenkinson
John Goutsias
Susan Frennesson
Date Added:
09/18/2014
D3mobile.es Metrology World League
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The University of Santiago de Compostela is organizing the D3MOBILE METROLOGY WORLD LEAGUE (www.d3mobile.es), an International Championship in 3D Precision Modeling on mobile phones aimed at strengthening the scientific vocation of 15-18 year old students around the world. The main objective of D3MOBILE is to disseminate importance of metrology, offering participants to develop 3D accuracy virtual models with a mobile phone. The championship winner will be the team that gets better results in measurements of an object. This is a worldwide pioneering initiative and it is sponsored by various public and private entities in science, technology and government, both Spanish and foreign.
The main objectives of the Championship will be the simulation and stimulation of students’ research capacity in order to encourage their reflecting upon its importance when it comes to solving our environment’s problems and on the importance of decision making based on the analysis of the results obtained in an experimental process. Furthermore, the exercises proposed in this Championship encourage the educational use of the Internet and learning various technical computer programs which students might find useful for their future work. English, the language used in some of the programs, will constitute a further challenge and at the same time advancement in self-training.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of Santiago de Copostela
Author:
Juan Ortiz
Mariluz Gil
Santiago Martínez
Teresa REgo
Date Added:
01/13/2015
Electrical Technology
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A very useful blog about electronics, electrical engineering and technology. Covers basic, intermediate and advanced concepts as well as their applications.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
Electrical Technology
Author:
Engr Wasim Khan
Date Added:
09/07/2014
Evolving TCE Biodegraders
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A hypothetical scenario is introduced in which the class is asked to apply their understanding of the forces that drive natural selection to prepare a proposal along with an environmental consulting company to help clean up an area near their school that is contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE). Students use the Avida-ED software application to test hypotheses for evolving (engineering) a strain of bacteria that can biodegrade TCE, resulting in a non-hazardous clean-up solution. Conduct this design challenge activity after completion of the introduction to digital evolution activity, Studying Evolution with Digital Organisms.

Subject:
Engineering
Genetics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amy Lark
Louise Mead
Robert Pennock
Wendy Johnson
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Graphing the Spread of Disease
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Students simulate disease transmission by collecting data based on their proximity to other students. One option for measuring proximity is by having Bluetooth devices "discover" each other. After data is collected, students apply graph theory to analyze it, and summarize their data and findings in lab report format. Students learn real-world engineering applications of graph theory and see how numerous instances of real-world relationships can be more thoroughly understood by applying graph theory. Also, by applying graph theory the students are able to come up with possible solutions to limit the spread of disease. The activity is intended to be part of a computer science curriculum and knowledge of the Java programming language is required. To complete the activity, a computer with Java installed and appropriate editing software is needed.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Sandall
Steve Hamersky
Date Added:
09/18/2014
The Greenhouse Effect
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How do greenhouse gases affect the climate? Explore the atmosphere during the ice age and today. What happens when you add clouds? Change the greenhouse gas concentration and see how the temperature changes. Then compare to the effect of glass panes. Zoom in and see how light interacts with molecules. Do all atmospheric gases contribute to the greenhouse effect?

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Robert Parson
Ron LeMaster
Trish Loeblein
Wendy Adams
Date Added:
11/15/2007
HTML/CSS
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A HTML hiperszöveges leírónyelv segítségével weboldalt lehet készíteni. A CSS nyelv leírja hogyan kell kinézzen egy HTML dokumentum. Egyszerűen fogalmazva: a HTML adja a weboldal vázát, míg a CSS "öltözteti" fel az oldalt.

Subject:
Computer Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Zoltán Vad
Date Added:
06/25/2018
Here Comes the Hurricane! Saving Lives through Logical Reasoning and Computer Science
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Students use a hurricane tracking map to measure the distance from a specific latitude and longitude location of the eye of a hurricane to a city. Then they use the map's scale factor to convert the distance to miles. They also apply the distance formula by creating an x-y coordinate plane on the map. Students are challenged to analyze what data might be used by computer science engineers to write code that generates hurricane tracking models. Then students analyze a MATLAB® computer code that uses the distance formula repetitively to generate a table of data that tracks a hurricane at specific time intervals. Students come to realize that using a computer program to generate the calculations (instead of by hand) is very advantageous for a dynamic situation like tracking storm movements. Their inspection of some MATLAB code helps them understand how it communicates what to do using mathematical formulas, logical instructions and repeated tasks. They also conclude that the example program is too simplistic to really be a useful tool; useful computer model tools must necessarily be much more complex.

Subject:
Engineering
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Armando Vital
Fritz Claydon
Justin Chang
K. B. Nakshatrala
Rodrigues
Stuart Long
Date Added:
09/18/2014
How Do You Store All This Data?
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During this lesson, students start to see the data structure they will use to store their images, towards finding a solution to this unit's Grand Challenge. Students are introduced to two-dimensional arrays and vector classes. Then they are guided to see that a vector class is the most efficient way of storing the data for their images. Grand Challenge: To write a program to simulate peripheral vision by merging two images.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Anna Goncharova
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Introduction to Evolutionary Computation
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Students are introduced to the concepts of evolution by natural selection and digital evolution software. They learn about the field of evolutionary computation, which applies the principles of natural selection to solve engineering design problems. They learn the similarities and differences between natural selection and the engineering design process.

Subject:
Engineering
Genetics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Wendy Johnson
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Light Up Music Box
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This is an engaging project for students who have never programmed before. Students create a musical light show by designing and programming their own Arduino-based circuit. They will problem-solve timing, frequency, color, circuit design and the language of Arduino-based programming to create custom made light-up electronic music boxes. This project was developed by Allen Distinguished Educators Tracey Winey and Dawn DuPriest.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Allen Distinguished Educators
Date Added:
07/29/2016
Linear Equations Game
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Students groups act as aerospace engineering teams competing to create linear equations to guide space shuttles safely through obstacles generated by a modeling game in level-based rounds. Each round provides a different configuration of the obstacle, which consists of two "gates." The obstacles are presented as asteroids or comets, and the linear equations as inputs into autopilot on board the shuttle. The winning group is the one that first generates the successful equations for all levels. The game is created via the programming software MATLAB, available as a free 30-day trial. The activity helps students make the connection between graphs and the real world. In this activity, they can see the path of a space shuttle modeled by a linear equation, as if they were looking from above.

Subject:
Engineering
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Stanislav Roslyakov
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Mini Car Design Challenge
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This engineering design challenge is a great hands-on activity that utilizes the engineering design process, 3D modeling, and 3D printing technology. The challenge can be completed individually or in groups of 2 to 3. Students will work to complete the following challenge: Using the design process, design, document, model, and produce a toy car with interchangeable parts.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Zach Potter
Date Added:
12/05/2018
Physics: Build a Fan Drone
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In this unit of study, students will design, build, program, and test a small fan-powered "robot" created with an Arduino controller. The drone must move a certain distance, then stop. This unit integrates nine STEM attributes and was developed as part of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership's Teacher Leadership Team. Any instructional materials are included within this unit of study.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Provider:
South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership
Author:
Dan Robinette
Date Added:
05/25/2015
Population Growth Curves
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Using Avida-ED freeware, students control a few factors in an environment populated with digital organisms, and then compare how changing these factors affects population growth. They experiment by altering the environment size (similar to what is called carrying capacity, the maximum population size that an environment can normally sustain), the initial organism gestation rate, and the availability of resources. How systems function often depends on many different factors. By altering these factors one at a time, and observing the results, students are able to clearly see the effect of each one.

Subject:
Engineering
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Jeff Farell
Jennifer Doherty
Wendy Johnson
Date Added:
09/18/2014