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Introduction to Genetic Engineering and Its Applications

Students learn how engineers apply their understanding of DNA to manipulate specific genes to produce desired traits, and how engineers have used this practice to address current problems facing human...
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Lesson 2014-09-10 Subject Areas: 1
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Bacteria Transformation

Students construct paper recombinant plasmids to simulate the methods genetic engineers use to create modified bacteria. They learn what role enzymes, DNA and genes play in the modification of organis...
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Activity 2014-09-10 Subject Areas: 0
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Here Comes the Hurricane! Saving Lives through Logical Reasoning and Computer Science

Students use a hurricane tracking map to measure the distance from a specific latitude and longitude location of the eye of a hurricane to a city. Then they use the map's scale factor to convert the d...
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Activity 2014-08-28 Subject Areas: 2
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What Are Newton's Laws?

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 PowerPointÂ...
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Curricular Unit 2014-08-25 Subject Areas: 2
Lessons: 3
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What Is Newton's First Law?

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. ...
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Lesson 2014-08-25 Subject Areas: 2
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What Is Newton's Second Law?

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...
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Lesson 2014-08-25 Subject Areas: 2
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What Is Newton's Third Law?

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 ex...
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Lesson 2014-08-25 Subject Areas: 2
Curricular Units: 1
Activities: 1
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Sliding Textbooks

In the culminating activity of the unit, students explore and apply their knowledge of forces, friction, acceleration and gravity in a two-part experiment. First, student groups measure the average ac...
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Activity 2014-08-25 Subject Areas: 0
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Forced to Fracture

Students learn how forces affect the human skeletal system through fractures and why certain bones are more likely to break than others depending on their design and use in the body. They learn how en...
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Lesson 2014-08-22 Subject Areas: 4
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Bone Crusher

Students use a tension-compression machine (or an alternative bone-breaking setup) to see how different bones fracture differently and with different amounts of force, depending on their body location...
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Activity 2014-08-22 Subject Areas: 0
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