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Couch Potato or Inertia Victim?
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Students design a simple behavioral survey, and learn basic protocol for primary ...

Students design a simple behavioral survey, and learn basic protocol for primary research, survey design and report writing. Note: The literacy activities for the Mechanics unit are based on physical themes that have broad application to our experience in the world — concepts of rhythm, balance, spin, gravity, levity, inertia, momentum, friction, stress and tension.

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Education
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Activity/Lab
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TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jane Evenson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date created
4-محرم-1437
Don't Crack Humpty
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Student groups are provided with a generic car base on which to ...

Student groups are provided with a generic car base on which to design a device/enclosure to protect an egg on or in the car as it rolls down a ramp at increasing slopes. During this in-depth physics/science/technology activity, student teams design, build and test their creations to meet the design challenge, and are expected to perform basic mathematical calculations using collected data, including a summative cost to benefit ratio.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Justin Riley
K-12 Outreach Office,
Ryan St. Gelais
Scott Beaurivage
Date created
14-محرم-1436
Imagine Life without Friction
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Students are introduced to the concept of inertia and its application to ...

Students are introduced to the concept of inertia and its application to a world without the force of friction acting on moving objects. When an object is in motion, friction tends to be the force that acts on this object to slow it down and eventually come to a stop. By severely limiting friction through the use of the hover pucks, students learn that the energy of one moving puck is transferred directly to another puck at rest when they collide. Students learn the concept of the conservation of energy via a "collision," and will realize that with friction, energy is converted primarily to heat to slow and stop an object in motion. In the associated activity, "The Puck Stops Here," students will investigate the frictional force of an object when different materials are placed between the object and the ground. This understanding will be used to design a new hockey puck for the National Hockey League.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Anne Vanderschueren
Engineering K-PhD Program,
Greg Larkin
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Introduction to Mechanics
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This course will survey physics concepts and their respective applications; it is ...

This course will survey physics concepts and their respective applications; it is intended as a basic introduction to the current physical understanding of our universe. In this course, the student will study physics from the ground up, learning the basic principles of physical law, their application to the behavior of objects, and the use of the scientific method in driving advances in this knowledge. This course focuses on Newtonian mechanics--how objects move and interact--rather than Electromagnetism or Quantum Mechanics. While mathematics is the language of physics, the student need only be familiar with high school-level algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; the small amount of additional math needed will be developed during the course. (Physics 101; See also: Biology 109, Chemistry 001, Mechanical Engineering 005)

Subject:
Trigonometry
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date created
20-ذو الحجة-1432
Lending a Hand: Teaching Forces through Assistive Device Design
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Students learn about how biomedical engineers create assistive devices for persons with ...

Students learn about how biomedical engineers create assistive devices for persons with fine motor skill disabilities. They learn about types of forces, balanced and unbalanced forces, and the relationship between form and function, as well as the structure of the hand. They do this by designing, building and testing their own hand "gripper" prototypes that are able to grasp and lift a 200 ml cup of sand.

Subject:
Engineering
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
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Inquiry-Based Bioengineering Research and Design Experiences for Middle-School Teachers RET Program,
Kelly Cox, Kristen Billiar, Terri Camesano, Jeanne Hubelbank
Date created
4-محرم-1437
Mechanics I
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Mechanics studies how forces affect bodies in motion--how, for example, a bullet ...

Mechanics studies how forces affect bodies in motion--how, for example, a bullet is fired from a gun, or a top is set in motion by the flick of a wrist. This course will introduce the student to the core concepts of mechanics as applied to design, testing, and manufacture of safe and reliable products. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Identify and use units, notations, and vectors used in mechanics; Identify and explain the concepts of forces, couples, and moments; Use the concept of forces and moments to compute resultants and equivalent systems in mechanics; Analyze mechanics of rigid bodies, such as trusses, frames, and machines; Identify and explain the concepts of friction and internal forces; Compute material properties of solid bodies, such as moments of inertia and mass moments of inertia; Compute strain and stress and understand the relationship of stress and strain for both elastic and plastic bodies; Compute stresses and strain in bodies subjected to tension and torsion; Compute stresses and strain in pressure vessels and composites; Identify and explain the concept of stress tensor and the constitutive relationship between strain and stress; Compute stresses and strain in simple and composite beams due to bending; Explain how stress is computed experimentally or using finite element formulations; Identify and explain material failure scenarios, such as fracture, fatigue, creep, and buckling. (Mechanical Engineering 102)

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date created
20-ذو الحجة-1432
Motion Commotion
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Students learn why and how motion occurs and what governs changes in ...

Students learn why and how motion occurs and what governs changes in motion, as described by Newton's three laws of motion. They gain hands-on experience with the concepts of forces, changes in motion, and action and reaction. In an associated literacy activity, students design a behavioral survey and learn basic protocol for primary research, survey design and report writing.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Ben Heavner
Denise Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sabre Duren
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Newton's First Law (Inertia)
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This activity is a classroom investigation where students gather information from observing ...

This activity is a classroom investigation where students gather information from observing Newton's first law, develop a definition of Newton's first law and force, and apply to real life situations.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Nikki Schilling
Date created
29-رمضان-1433
The Science of Swinging
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Students learn what a pendulum is and how it works in the ...

Students learn what a pendulum is and how it works in the context of amusement park rides. While exploring the physics of pendulums, they are also introduced to Newton's first law of motion about continuous motion and inertia.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Ashleigh Bailey
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Malinda S. Zarske
Megan Podlogar
Date created
13-ربيع الأول-1432
Swinging with Style
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Students experientially learn about the characteristics of a simple physics phenomenon the ...

Students experientially learn about the characteristics of a simple physics phenomenon the pendulum by riding on playground swings. They use pendulum terms and a timer to experiment with swing variables. They extend their knowledge by following the steps of the engineering design process to design timekeeping devices powered by human swinging.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Ashleigh Bailey
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Malinda S. Zarske
Megan Podlogar
Date created
4-محرم-1437
What Are Newton's Laws?
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Through a series of three lessons and one activity, students are introduced ...

Through a series of three lessons and one activity, students are introduced to inertia, forces and Newton's three laws of motion. For each lesson, a combination of class demonstrations and PowerPoint® presentations are used to explain, show and relate the concepts to engineering. Lesson 1 starts with inertia, forces and Newton's first law of motion. Lesson 2 builds on lesson 1 with s review and then introduces Newton's second law of motion. Lesson 3 builds on the previous two lessons with a review and then introduces Newton's third law of motion. In a culminating activity, students apply their knowledge of forces, friction, acceleration and gravity in an experiment to measure the average acceleration of a textbook pulled along a table by varying weights, and then test the effects of friction on different surfaces.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Elizabeth Anthony, Scott Strobel, Jacob Teter
RESOURCE GK-12 Program, College of Engineering,
Date created
14-محرم-1436
What Is Newton's First Law?
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Students are introduced to the concepts of force, inertia and Newton's first ...

Students are introduced to the concepts of force, inertia and Newton's first law of motion: objects at rest stay at rest and objects in motion stay in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. Examples of contact and non-contact types of forces are provided, specifically applied, spring, drag, frictional forces, and magnetic, electric, gravitational forces. Students learn the difference between speed, velocity and acceleration, and come to see that the change in motion (or acceleration) of an object is caused by unbalanced forces. They also learn that engineers consider and take advantage of these forces and laws of motion in their designs. Through a PowerPoint® presentation and some simple teacher demonstrations these fundamental science concepts are explained and illustrated. This lesson is the first in a series of three lessons that are intended to be taught as a unit.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Elizabeth Anthony, Scott Strobel, Jacob Teter
RESOURCE GK-12 Program, College of Engineering,
Date created
14-محرم-1436
What Is Newton's Second Law?
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Students are introduced to Newton's second law of motion: force = mass ...

Students are introduced to Newton's second law of motion: force = mass x acceleration. After a review of force, types of forces and Newton's first law, Newton's second law of motion is presented. Both the mathematical equation and physical examples are discussed, including Atwood's Machine to illustrate the principle. Students come to understand that an object's acceleration depends on its mass and the strength of the unbalanced force acting upon it. They also learn that Newton's second law is commonly used by engineers as they design machines, structures and products, everything from towers and bridges to bicycles, cribs and pinball machines. This lesson is the second in a series of three lessons that are intended to be taught as a unit.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Elizabeth Anthony, Scott Strobel, Jacob Teter
RESOURCE GK-12 Program, College of Engineering,
Date created
14-محرم-1436
What Is Newton's Third Law?
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Students are introduced to Newton's third law of motion: For every action, ...

Students are introduced to Newton's third law of motion: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. They practice identifying action-reaction force pairs for a variety of real-world examples, and draw and explain simplified free-body diagram vectors (arrows) of force, velocity and acceleration for them. They also learn that engineers apply Newton's third law and an understanding of reaction forces when designing a wide range of creations, from rockets and aircraft to door knobs, rifles and medicine delivery systems. This lesson is the third in a series of three lessons intended to be taught prior to a culminating associated activity to complete the unit.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Elizabeth Anthony, Scott Strobel, Jacob Teter
RESOURCE GK-12 Program, College of Engineering,
Date created
14-محرم-1436