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Thinking Robotics: Teaching Robots to Make Decisions

Students learn basic concepts of robotic logic and programming by working with Boe-Bot robots—a simple programmable robotic platform designed to illustrate basic robotic concepts. Under the guidance...
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Activity 2015-06-24 Subject Areas: 3
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Considering Trade-Offs and Maximizing Efficiency in a Fast Food Restaurant

Students are introduced to the idea of improving efficiency by examining a setting that is familiar to many teenagers—fast food restaurants. More specifically, they learn about the concepts of trade...
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Activity 2015-06-09 Subject Areas: 2
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The Hospital of the Future: Engineering through Robotics and Automated Patient Care

Students further their understanding of the engineering design process while combining mechanical engineering and bioengineering to create an automated medical device. During the activity, students ar...
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Activity 2015-06-05 Subject Areas: 1
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Filtering: Extracting What We Want from What We Have

Filtering is the process of removing or separating the unwanted part of a mixture. In signal processing, filtering is specifically used to remove or extract part of a signal, and this can be accomplis...
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Lesson 2015-05-25 Subject Areas: 1
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Filtering: Removing Noise from a Distress Signal

Students learn the basic principles of filtering as well as how to apply digital filters to extract part of an audio signal by using an interactive online demo website. They apply this knowledge in or...
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Activity 2015-05-25 Subject Areas: 0
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Do Ptarmigans Have Snowshoes?

Students learn about the amazing adaptations of the ptarmigan to the alpine tundra. They focus one adaptation, the feathered feet of the ptarmigan, and ask whether the feathers serve to only keep the ...
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Activity 2015-05-25 Subject Areas: 2
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Surface Tension and Suminagashi

In an activity that integrates science and art, students see, experience and harness the phenomenon of surface tension as they create beautiful works of art. Students conduct two experiments related t...
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Activity 2015-05-06 Subject Areas: 2
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Paper Drop Design Competition

Using paper, paper clips and tape, student teams design flying/falling devices to stay in the air as long as possible and land as close as possible to a given target. Student teams use the steps of th...
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Activity 2015-05-05 Subject Areas: 1
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Let's Get Breezy!

With the assistance of a few teacher demonstrations (online animation, using a radiometer and rubbing hands), students review the concept of heat transfer through convection, conduction and radiation....
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Activity 2015-05-05 Subject Areas: 3
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The Invisible Radar Triangle

Students learn about radar imaging and its various military and civilian applications that include recognition and detection of human-made targets, and the monitoring of space, deforestation and oil s...
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Activity 2015-05-05 Subject Areas: 2
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