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The purpose of this unit is to introduce engineering concepts and principles to junior high school students to increase student interest especially females in engineering. It contains design and hands-on activity, students will design a process to make recycled paper in the class. Unit sections include: Section 1: What Is Engineering? Section 2: How to Design? Section 3: Become an Engineer Section 4: Test Alternative Solutions Section 5: Analyze Your Design Section 6: Communication of Your Design
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Archimedes' Principle: Whatever Floats Your Boat?

by ALTEC The University of Kansas

This project was a culminating performance task for a unit on fluid dynamics, density and Archimedes' principle.
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This is a unit consisting of 4 lessons in building structures to design specifications. It was written with North Carolina curriculum goals but meets National Science Education Standards "Science and Technology-Content Standard E" for 5th-8th grade. Students will move from the construction of a spaghetti cantilever, to a paper skyscrapper, to a crash test wall and finally build and test earthquake proof houses. The materials needed are simple and inexpensive. This is a wonderful introduction for students to the world of engineering.
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This ppt. is a middle school level overview of manufacturing history. It covers various types of manufacturing, flow process charts, and production aides such as jigs and fixtures.
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Resources, exemplary practices and discussion to integrate Education for Sustainability across the Engineering Curriculum.
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Committee Members - James DeSantis, Susan Thompson. Product Design and Engineering is an upper level course of study that stresses the application of the design and engineering processes. The course will be delivered through the use of teacher created lessons, design and the engineering of robots to complete specific tasks. Product Design and Engineering is structured as a full year, 1 credit course. It is designed to be taught in a materials processing laboratory-based learning environment along with a computer CAD lab. Students will be involved primarily with “hands-on/minds-on” learning experience activities, comprising approximately 90% of the course curriculum delivery. The remaining curriculum will be delivered through traditional methods including selected textbook readings, teacher guided lectures and discussions, worksheets, student-generated technology reports, video-based and computer-based presentations. Upon completion of this course, students should be knowledgeable concerning the operation of materials processing equipment, the design process, engineering and construction techniques and robotics programming. They will understand the importance of the design process and construction process in any industry. Students will be able to discuss where these processes are used in the workforce. For example, at the end of the unit on design, each student will be able to discuss how the design process is used in industry, the importance of rapid prototyping and product testing in the design process.
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Student teams will test rocks to identify and record rock properties such as luster, hardness, color, etc., and classify rocks as igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. They will complete a worksheet table with all of their rock properties, and then answer some worksheet questions to deepen their understanding of rock properties and relate them to the cavern design problem.
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Lesson focuses on the engineering behind building a spring scale and its use as a measuring device. Students work in teams to design, build, and test their own spring scale that can measure the weight of an apple using everyday items. They compare their designs with those of other student teams and reflect on the experience.
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Students explore the biosphere's environments and ecosystems, learning along the way about the plants, animals, resources and natural cycles of our planet. Over the course of lessons 2-6, students use their growing understanding of various environments and the engineering design process to design and create their own model biodome ecosystems - exploring energy and nutrient flows, basic needs of plants and animals, and decomposers. Students learn about food chains and food webs. They are introduced to the roles of the water, carbon and nitrogen cycles. They test the effects of photosynthesis and transpiration. Students are introduced to animal classifications and interactions, including carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, predator and prey. They learn about biomimicry and how engineers often imitate nature in the design of new products. As everyday applications are interwoven into the lessons, students consider why a solid understanding of one's environment and the interdependence within ecosystems can inform the choices we make and the way we engineer our communities.
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Combustion Engine

by Doug Copeland

A cartoon character describes the operation of the combustion engine.
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What is Engineering

by L.Dorr Henry County

This is a power point presentation given by Ms Patricia Clary, Mechanical Engineer, that was was shared with 8th grade Algebra I students during an activity "Live Wires In Engineering" Nontraditional activity.
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Exploring Inventions

by Ryan West Cheser University

This WebQuest was created in my Educational Technology class at West Chester University, taugh by Dr. Chris Penny. In this WebQuest students will research about inventions as well as create their own future model. They will also create a podcast!
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This unit focuses on spiraling concepts of the atom, the electromagnetic spectrum, energy, material properties and nanotechnology. All lab activities are student-centered inquiry labs which are open-ended. The unit also includes two POGIL activities, which should be completed within student groups of 3-4 students.
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Technology Activities
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KnowledgeContext's technological literacy curriculum places technology in the context of history, science, math, and language arts. It instills in children the critical thinking skills necessary to understand past, present, and future technology, and to influence how that technology will affect their world. Schools in Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Sacramento, and San Jose have used our classroom curriculum, which can be downloaded from this site.
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Build a Covered Bridge Simulation

by Emiliano De Laurentiis

A covered bridge builder simulation where you can test different covered bridge designs and even build your own! This simulation is accurate and illustrates with different bridge designs and different vehicles the effect of stress on a bridge. You can invent your own truss design, build your own bridge, then test it.
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This is a brief lesson illustrating some effects that technology has on society. Includes a few links to videos and a technology timeline.
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Leadership-Leadership Role Models
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Leadership-Leadership Myths
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Leadership-Power Cups
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Leadership-Survivor

by Lisa Owens

Leadership-Survivor
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Leadership-Learning Contract
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Group Development-Exploring Group Connections
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Group Development-Exploring Members' GIfts
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Group Development-Jump Rope Exercise
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Group Development-Role Functions of a Group
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Facilitator Resources-Building Facilitation Skills
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Ergonomic Chair Design

by Clint Rickert

This is an open-ended design brief that is planned to take 5 days either in or out of the classroom. Students work in small groups and must research and develop a new chair design.
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Lesson illustrating some of the effects that technology has on society. Includes links to videos and technology timeline.
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Different Forms Of Energy

by Marshall Cavendish

Provided by Marshall Cavendish. Citation: "Energy." Growing Up with Science. Marshall Cavendish Digital. 2009. 21 July 2009
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Provided by Marshall Cavendish. Citation: "Wind Power." How It Works. Marshall Cavendish Digital. 2009. 21 July 2009
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Provided by Marshall Cavendish. Citation: "Fuels and Propellants." Exploring Technology. Marshall Cavendish Digital. 2009. 21 July 2009
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A collection of reference materials and diagrams that illustrate energy, the differing forms of energy, and ways in which energy is captured and transformed for our use. In addition, this collection explores alternative means by which to capture energy.
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Provided by Marshall Cavendish. Citation: "Power Generation and Distribution." Growing Up with Science. Marshall Cavendish Digital. 2009. 22 July 2009
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A WebQuest for students in Grades 10-12
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An Introduction To Energy

by Marshall Cavendish

Provided by Marshall Cavendish. Citation: "Energy." Exploring Life Science. Marshall Cavendish Digital. 2009. 21 July 2009
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Hands-on Waves, Sound, and Light lab work, experiments, and class activities.
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Bridges of Oregon

by brian hanna

Blueprints and activities to do with Oregon Bridges
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