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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.

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Technology and Engineering
Art and Design
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
TeachEngineering.org
Date Added:
09/18/2014
The Art of Approximation in Science and Engineering: How to Whip Out Answers Quickly
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The purpose of this learning video is to show students how to ...

The purpose of this learning video is to show students how to think more freely about math and science problems. Sometimes getting an approximate answer in a much shorter period of time is well worth the time saved. This video explores techniques for making quick, back-of-the-envelope approximations that are not only surprisingly accurate, but are also illuminating for building intuition in understanding science. This video touches upon 10th-grade level Algebra I and first-year high school physics, but the concepts covered (velocity, distance, mass, etc) are basic enough that science-oriented younger students would understand. If desired, teachers may bring in pendula of various lengths, weights to hang, and a stopwatch to measure period. Examples of in- class exercises for between the video segments include: asking students to estimate 29 x 31 without a calculator or paper and pencil; and asking students how close they can get to a black hole without getting sucked in.

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Technology and Engineering
Algebra
Numbers and Operations
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT Learning International Networks Consortium
Provider Set:
M.I.T. Blossoms
Author:
Stephen M. Hou
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Build a Bridge
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Survey potential bridge sites, research bridge design, and select the right bridge ...

Survey potential bridge sites, research bridge design, and select the right bridge for the right location in this interactive activity from the NOVA Web site. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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Technology and Engineering
Art and Design
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
NOVA Science
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NOVA ScienceNOW
Author:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
01/22/2004
Building A Paper Bridge: An Introduction to Problem Solving
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This activity allows the student to explore problem solving strategies while working ...

This activity allows the student to explore problem solving strategies while working with a partner. This activity (building a paper bridge), requires students to question word definition and the application of those definitions. Through problem solving strategies, students discover the need for applying math skills.

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Technology and Engineering
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Steve Walston
Date Added:
06/25/1999
CTE Architecture: Access Ramp
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction ...

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

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Art and Design
Geometry
Trigonometry
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
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National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
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Career Technical Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CTE Architecture: Fences
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction ...

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

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Art and Design
Geometry
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Activity/Lab
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National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
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Career Technical Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CTE Architecture: Framing a House
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction ...

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

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Art and Design
Geometry
Ratios and Proportions
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CTE Architecture: Miniature Golf
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction ...

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

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Business and Information Technology
Art and Design
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
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National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CTE Architecture: Stairway
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction ...

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

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Art and Design
Algebra
Geometry
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
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Provider:
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
CTE Architecture: Storage Sheds
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This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction ...

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.

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Art and Design
Geometry
Statistics and Probability
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
Provider Set:
Career Technical Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Catalytic Converter
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This video lesson aims to motivate students about chemistry and to raise ...

This video lesson aims to motivate students about chemistry and to raise their awareness about how chemistry helps in solving certain environmental problems. In this lesson, the air pollution problem created by cars and other vehicles is presented. The lesson will highlight causes of this problem, harmful products from it and possible solutions. There will also be discussion of ways to convert the pollutants produced by burning oil in vehicles into more friendly products.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. Blossoms
Author:
Prof. Mohammad El-Khateeb
Date Added:
10/10/2017
City X Project
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The City X Project is an international educational workshop for 8-12 year-old ...

The City X Project is an international educational workshop for 8-12 year-old students that teaches creative problem solving using 3D printing technologies and the design process. This 6-10 hour workshop is designed for 3rd-6th grade classrooms but can be adapted to fit a variety of environments. Read a full overview of the experience here: http://www.cityxproject.com/workshop/

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Career and Technical Education
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
IDEAco
Author:
Brett Schilke
Libby Falck
Matthew Straub
Date Added:
10/10/2017
DIY Design Challenge Activity from ISKME's Teacher Academy
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This wiki page describes the DIY Design Challenge Activity used during ISKME's ...

This wiki page describes the DIY Design Challenge Activity used during ISKME's Teacher Academy. Design a DIY Project for students that meets the following design principles:The design must meet a need for their school community. The design must use collaboration between teacher, student, and community. The design must be multidisciplinary. The design must use low cost and/or no cost materials. Group examples are included.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ISKME
Provider Set:
ISKME
Date Added:
10/10/2017
D-Lab II: Design, Spring 2010
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D-Lab: Design addresses problems faced by undeserved communities with a focus on ...

D-Lab: Design addresses problems faced by undeserved communities with a focus on design, experimentation, and prototyping processes. Particular attention is placed on constraints faced when designing for developing countries. Multidisciplinary teams work on semester-long projects in collaboration with community partners, field practitioners, and experts in relevant fields. Topics covered include design for affordability, design for manufacture, sustainability, and strategies for working effectively with community partners and customers. Students may continue projects begun in SP.721/11.025J/11.472 D-Lab Development.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Amy J. Smith
Victor Grau Serrat
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Design Thinking
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“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the ...

“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”— Tim Brown, CEO of IDEOThinking like a designer can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy. This approach, which IDEO calls design thinking, brings together what is desirable from a human point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable. It also allows people who aren't trained as designers to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ross Toellner
Date Added:
02/14/2018
Design Your Alien
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Review the environmental factors that make the Earth habitable and compare them ...

Review the environmental factors that make the Earth habitable and compare them to other worlds within our Solar System. Use creative thinking to design an alien life form suited for specific environmental conditions on an extra-terrestrial world within our Solar System.

Subject:
Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Sarah Roberts
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Engineering Design Challenges
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This site presents challenges faced by NASA engineers who are developing the ...

This site presents challenges faced by NASA engineers who are developing the next generation of aerospace vehicles. The challenges: thermal protection systems, spacecraft structures, electrodynamic propulsion systems, propellers, and personal satellite assistants. Students design, build, test, re-design, and re-build models that meet specified design criteria, using the same analytical skills as engineers.

Subject:
Technology and Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Date Added:
08/05/2004
Everyday Economics | Entrepreneurs
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An individual booklet with a interactive whiteboard lesson designed for high school ...

An individual booklet with a interactive whiteboard lesson designed for high school students in the Marketing or Entrepreneurship classroom. Sets of 50 booklets can be ordered for your classroom at no charge. www.dallasfed.org/educate/

Subject:
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Evelyn Blanchard
Lupe Mares
Princeton Williams
Susan Kizer
Date Added:
06/30/2018
Hermit Habitat
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Students apply engineering and design principles to build a hermit crab habitat. ...

Students apply engineering and design principles to build a hermit crab habitat. This project, developed by Allen Distinguished Educator, Ashley Greenway, integrates life science, business/marketing, and engineering concepts and meets learning standards in speaking and listening, writing, math, and next generation science.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Business and Information Technology
Fine Arts
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Allen Distinguished Educators
Date Added:
06/14/2016