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Air Pressure
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Air pressure is pushing on us all the time although we do ...

Air pressure is pushing on us all the time although we do not usually notice it. In this activity, students learn about the units of pressure and get a sense of just how much air pressure is pushing on them.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Alex Conner
Geoffrey Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Tom Rutkowski
Date created
4-محرم-1437
Antimatter Matters
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Antimatter, the charge reversed equivalent of matter, has captured the imaginations of ...

Antimatter, the charge reversed equivalent of matter, has captured the imaginations of science fiction fans for years as a perfectly efficient form of energy. While normal matter consists of atoms with negatively charged electrons orbiting positively charged nuclei, antimatter consists of positively charged positrons orbiting negatively charged anti-nuclei. When antimatter and matter meet, both substances are annihilated, creating massive amounts of energy. Instances in which antimatter is portrayed in science fiction stories (such as Star Trek) are examined, including their purposes (fuel source, weapons, alternate universes) and properties. Students compare and contrast matter and antimatter, learn how antimatter can be used as a form of energy, and consider potential engineering applications for antimatter.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Christine Hawthorne
National Science Foundation GK-12 and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Programs,
Rachel Howser
TeachEngineering.org
Date created
14-محرم-1436
Aqua-Thrusters!
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In this activity, students construct their own rocket-powered boat called an "aqua-thruster." ...

In this activity, students construct their own rocket-powered boat called an "aqua-thruster." These aqua-thrusters will be made from a film canister and will use carbon dioxide gas produced from a chemical reaction between an antacid tablet and water to propel it. Students observe the effect that surface area of this simulated solid rocket fuel has on thrust.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Brian Argrow
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Jay Shah
Jeff White
Luke Simmons
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date created
4-محرم-1437
Architects and Engineers
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Students explore the interface between architecture and engineering. In the associated hands-on ...

Students explore the interface between architecture and engineering. In the associated hands-on activity, students act as both architects and engineers by designing and building a small parking garage.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Denali Lander
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Katherine Beggs
Melissa Straten
Sara Stemler
TeachEngineering.org
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Art in Engineering - Moving Art
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Students learn how forces are used in the creation of art. They ...

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.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
TeachEngineering.org
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Attack of the Raging River
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In this lesson, the students will discover the relationship between an object's ...

In this lesson, the students will discover the relationship between an object's mass and the amount of space it takes up (its volume). The students will also learn about the concepts of displacement and density.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Adventure Engineering,
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Audio Engineers: Sound Weavers
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In this lesson, students are introduced to audio engineers. They discover in ...

In this lesson, students are introduced to audio engineers. They discover in what type of an environment audio engineers work and exactly what they do on a day-to-day basis. Students come to realize that audio engineers help produce their favorite music and movies.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Michael Bendewald
TeachEngineering.org
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Ball Bounce Experiment
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Students investigate different balls' abilities to bounce and represent the data they ...

Students investigate different balls' abilities to bounce and represent the data they collect graphically.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
TeachEngineering
Author:
Center for Engineering Educational Outreach,
Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, Tufts University
TeachEngineering.org
Tufts University
Date created
7-محرم-1436
Bend That Bar
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Students learn about material properties, and that engineers must consider many different ...

Students learn about material properties, and that engineers must consider many different materials properties when designing. This activity focuses on strength-to-weight ratios and how sometimes the strongest material is not always the best material.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Alex Conner
Geoffrey Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Tom Rutkowski
Date created
4-محرم-1437
Better By Design
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Students use the scientific method to determine the effect of control surfaces ...

Students use the scientific method to determine the effect of control surfaces on a paper glider. They construct paper airplanes (model gliders) and test their performance to determine the base characteristics of the planes. Then they change one of the control surfaces and compare the results to their base glider in order to determine the cause and effect relationship of the control surfaces.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Alex Conner
Geoffrey Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Tom Rutkowski
Date created
4-محرم-1437
Blast Off
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Rockets need a lot of thrust to get into space. In this ...

Rockets need a lot of thrust to get into space. In this lesson, students learn how rocket thrust is generated with propellant. The two types of propellants are discussed and relation to their use on rockets is investigated. Students learn why engineers need to know the different properties of propellants.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Brian Argrow
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Jay Shah
Jeff White
Luke Simmons
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Build a Charge Detector
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In this hands-on activity, students explore the electrical force that takes place ...

In this hands-on activity, students explore the electrical force that takes place between two objects. Each student builds an electroscope and uses the device to draw conclusions about objects' charge intensity. Students also determine what factors influence electric force.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Daria Kotys-Schwartz
Denise Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Joe Friedrichsen
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
Xochitl Zamora Thompson
Date created
4-محرم-1437
Building Big Educator's Guide Mini-Activity Human Arch, Forces
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This classroom activity where students physically show where the forces are in ...

This classroom activity where students physically show where the forces are in an arch.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Jill Borgerding
Jill Borgerding Community School of Excellence St. PAul,MN Basedon an original activity from Building Big, Bridges
Date created
29-رمضان-1433
Building an Electromagnet
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Students construct electromagnets and determine that the more winds of wire coil ...

Students construct electromagnets and determine that the more winds of wire coil around the core will increase the strength of the electromagnet.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
nancy thill
Nancy Thill
Date created
29-رمضان-1433
Bulbs & Batteries Side by Side
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We are surrounded everyday by circuits that utilize "in parallel" and "in ...

We are surrounded everyday by circuits that utilize "in parallel" and "in series" circuitry. Complicated circuits designed by engineers are made of many simpler parallel and series circuits. In this hands-on activity, students build parallel circuits, exploring how they function and their unique features.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Daria Kotys-Schwartz
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Joe Friedrichsen
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
Xochitl Zamora Thompson
Date created
4-محرم-1437
Bury Your Trash!
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Students bury various pieces of trash in a plotted area of land ...

Students bury various pieces of trash in a plotted area of land outside. After two to three months, they uncover the trash to investigate what types of materials biodegrade in soil.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Engineering K-PhD Program,
Roarke Horstmeyer
Date created
4-محرم-1437
Candle Drop
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By using the discrepant event of dropping a burning candle in a ...

By using the discrepant event of dropping a burning candle in a jar, students will predict, experiment, and discuss why the candle goes out as soon as it is caught.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Carrie Leisch
Date created
29-رمضان-1433
Cereal Magnets
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Student groups compete to design a process that removes the most iron ...

Student groups compete to design a process that removes the most iron from fortified cereal. Students experiment with different materials using what they know about iron, magnets and forces to design the best process for removing iron from the cereal samples.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Engineering K-PhD Program,
Liz Harper
Date created
4-محرم-1437