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Do You See What I See?

Students explore the concept of optical character recognition (OCR) in a problem-solving environment. They research OCR and OCR techniques and then apply those methods to the design challenge by devel...
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Lesson 2014-04-17 Subject Areas: 2
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Activities: 1
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Java Programming of OCR

Student groups use the Java programming language to implement the algorithms for optical character recognition (OCR) that they developed in the associated lesson. They use different Java classes (prov...
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Activity 2014-04-17 Subject Areas: 0
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Lessons: 1
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Citizen Science with Zooniverse

Students learn that ordinary citizens, including students like themselves, can make meaningful contributions to science through the concept of "citizen science." First, students learn some examples of...
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Activity 2014-03-28 Subject Areas: 4
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Highlighting the Neuron

In this lesson on the brain's neural networks, students investigate the structure and function of the neuron. They discover ways in which engineers apply this knowledge to the development of devices t...
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Lesson 2014-03-26 Subject Areas: 2
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Activities: 1
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Building the Neuron

What does the brain look like? As engineers, how can we look at neural networks without invasive surgery? In this activity, students design and build neuron models based on observations made while vie...
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Activity 2014-03-26 Subject Areas: 0
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Lessons: 1
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Fence That Farmland!

Students develop and solidify their understanding of the concept of "perimeter" as they engage in a portion of the civil engineering task of land surveying. Specifically, they measure and calculate th...
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Activity 2014-03-24 Subject Areas: 2
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Python Calculus

Students analyze a cartoon of a Rube Goldberg machine and a Python programming language script to practice engineering analysis. In both cases, they study the examples to determine how the different s...
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Lesson 2014-03-21 Subject Areas: 2
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Activities: 1
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Python Script Analysis

Working in small groups, students complete and run functioning Python codes. They begin by determining the missing commands in a sample piece of Python code that doubles all the elements of a given in...
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Activity 2014-03-21 Subject Areas: 0
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Lessons: 1
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Tell Me the Odds (of Cancer)

Through four lessons and three hands-on activities, students learn the concepts of refraction and interference in order to solve an engineering challenge: "In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie underwent a ...
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Curricular Unit 2014-03-20 Subject Areas: 4
Lessons: 4
Activities: 3
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Tell Me Doc—Will I Get Cancer?

Students are introduced to the unit challenge—discovering a new way to assess a person's risk of breast cancer. Solving this challenge requires knowledge of refraction and the properties of light. A...
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Lesson 2014-03-20 Subject Areas: 5
Curricular Units: 1
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