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An Arm and a Leg
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As an introduction to bioengineering, student teams are given the engineering challenge to design and build prototype artificial limbs using a simple syringe system and limited resources. As part of a NASA lunar mission scenario, they determine which substance, water (liquid) or air (gas), makes the appendages more efficient.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
K-12 Outreach Office,
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, Spring 2006
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This course provides an introduction to the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, including experience with computer codes. It is intended for undergraduates and first year graduate students.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mcrae, Gregory
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Balloons
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Students follow the steps of the engineering design process as they design and construct balloons for aerial surveillance. After their first attempts to create balloons, they are given the associated Estimating Buoyancy lesson to learn about volume, buoyancy and density to help them iterate more successful balloon designs.Applying their newfound knowledge, the young engineers build and test balloons that fly carrying small flip cameras that capture aerial images of their school. Students use the aerial footage to draw maps and estimate areas.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Marissa H. Forbes
Mike Soltys
TeachEngineering.org
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Balloons & Buoyancy
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Experiment with a helium balloon, a hot air balloon, or a rigid sphere filled with different gases. Discover what makes some balloons float and others sink.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Kathy Perkins
PhET Interactive Simulations
Ron LeMaster
Date Added:
11/15/2007
Balloons & Buoyancy (AR)
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Experiment with a helium balloon, a hot air balloon, or a rigid sphere filled with different gases. Discover what makes some balloons float and others sink.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Harlow, Danielle
LeMaster, Ron
Perkins, Kathy
Wieman, Carl
Date Added:
07/02/2009
Blast Off
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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:
Technology and 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 Added:
09/18/2014
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Solubility Demonstration
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This is a demonstration of carbon dioxide's solubility into an aqueous solution. A candle and beaker of pink phenolphthalein solution are placed inside a jar. The candle is lit and the jar is capped. The flame expectedly goes out as the oxygen is depleted. After the flame is extinguished, the pink solution slowly fades to colorless.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
Flinn Scientific
Date Added:
10/28/2015
Chemical Wonders
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Students are introduced to chemical engineering and learn about its many different applications. They are provided with a basic introduction to matter and its different properties and states. An associated hands-on activity gives students a chance to test their knowledge of the states of matter and how to make observations using their five senses: touch, smell, sound, sight and taste.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Denali Lander
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Katherine Beggs
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Chemistry 1 Virtual Textbook
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This textbook is a reference text for General Chemistry, including the major concepts and ideas of chemical science, and a look at some of the major currents of modern Chemistry

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Simon Fraser University
Author:
Stephen Lower
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Chemistry and Cooking
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The project is called "Chemistry and Cooking" and it will last about 6 weeks. Students will learn about what matter is, the phases of matter, the difference between physical and chemical properties, as well as physical and chemical changes. The project’s Driving Question, which focuses our work, is “How does an understanding of chemistry impact your cooking?” Students will be involved in hands-on activities and labs that will help them learn the concepts that they will then apply to their final project. The child will work independently on a recipe of their choice to show their understanding of how chemistry impacts cooking.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Curriculum Map
Formative Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Self Assessment
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Mary Swinford
Krysta Wiltzius
Melissa Wojcik
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Destination Outer Space
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Students acquire a basic understanding of the science and engineering of space travel as well as a brief history of space exploration. They learn about the scientists and engineers who made space travel possible and briefly examine some famous space missions. Finally, they learn the basics of rocket science (Newton's third law of motion), the main components of rockets and the U.S. space shuttle, and how engineers are involved in creating and launching spacecraft.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Denise W. Carlson
Geoff Hill
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
Sam Semakula
TeachEngineering.org
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Gas Properties (AR)
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Pump gas molecules to a box and see what happens as you change the volume, add or remove heat, change gravity, and more. Measure the temperature and pressure, and discover how the properties of the gas vary in relation to each other.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Barbera, Jack
Dubson, Michael
Hjarlow, Danielle
Koch, Linda
LeMaster, Ron
Perkins, Kathy
Wieman, Carl
Date Added:
07/02/2009
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:
Adams, Wendy
Blanco, John
Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Harlow, Danielle
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Lancaster, Kelly
LeMaster, Ron
Loeblein, Trish
National Science Foundation
Parson, Robert
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Robert Parson
Ron LeMaster
Trish Loeblein
Wendy Adams
Wieman, Carl
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Date Added:
11/15/2007
Hot Stuff!
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Students observe demonstrations, and build and evaluate simple models to understand the greenhouse effect and the role of increased greenhouse gas concentration in global warming.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Amy Kolenbrander
Daria Kotys-Schwartz
Denise Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Into Space!
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While building and testing model rockets fueled by antacid tablets, students are introduced to the basic physics concepts on how rockets work. Students revise and improve their initial designs. Note: This activity is similar to the elementary-level film canister rockets activity, but adapted for middle school students.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Kay
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Jeff White
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
Karen King
Sam Semakula
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Introduction to Astronomy, Spring 2006
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This course includes Quantitative introduction to physics of the solar system, stars, interstellar medium, the Galaxy, and Universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models. Topics: planets, planet formation; stars, the Sun, "normal" stars, star formation; stellar evolution, supernovae, compact objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes), plusars, binary X-ray sources; star clusters, globular and open clusters; interstellar medium, gas, dust, magnetic fields, cosmic rays; distance ladder; galaxies, normal and active galaxies, jets; gravitational lensing; large scaling structure; Newtonian cosmology, dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe; cosmic microwave background radiation; big-bang nucleosynthesis. No prior knowledge of astronomy necessary. Not usable as a restricted elective by physics majors.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rappaport, Saul
Date Added:
01/01/2006
May the Force Be With You: Drag
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This lesson explores the drag force on airplanes. The students will be introduced to the concept of conservation of energy and how it relates to drag. Students will explore the relationship between drag and the shape, speed and size of an object.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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 Added:
09/18/2014
Mix It Up
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This lesson plan introduces the properties of mixtures and solutions. A class demonstration gives the students the opportunity to compare and contrast the physical characteristics of a few simple mixtures and solutions. Students discuss the separation of mixtures and solutions back into their original components as well as different engineering applications of mixtures and solutions.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Brian Kay
Daria Kotys-Schwartz
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Mixtures and Solutions
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Through three lessons and their four associated activities, students are introduced to concepts related to mixtures and solutions. Students consider how mixtures and solutions and atoms and molecules can influence new technologies developed by engineers. To begin, students explore the fundamentals of atoms and their structures. The building blocks of matter (protons, electrons, neutrons) are covered in detail. The next lesson examines the properties of elements and the periodic table one method of organization for the elements. The concepts of physical and chemical properties are also reviewed. Finally, the last lesson introduces the properties of mixtures and solutions. A comparison of different mixtures and solutions, their properties and their separation qualities are explored.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Chemistry
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
See individual lessons and activities.
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Neon Lights & Other Discharge Lamps
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Produce light by bombarding atoms with electrons. See how the characteristic spectra of different elements are produced, and configure your own element's energy states to produce light of different colors.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Harlow, Danielle
Kathy Perkins
Lemaster, Ron
McKagan, Sam
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Ron LeMaster
Sam McKagan
Wieman, Carl
Date Added:
09/13/2006