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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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Sensors and Scatterplots

Students are introduced to several types of common medical sensor devices, such as ear and forehead thermometers, glucometers and wrist blood pressure monitors; they use the latter to measure their bl...
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Activity 2015-05-05 Subject Areas: 2
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Cleaning the Floor Using a Robot: An Introduction to Random Numbers

Posed with a paradigmatic engineering problem, students consider and explore mathematical algorithms and/or geometric concepts to devise possible solutions. The problem: How should a robotic vacuum mo...
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Activity 2015-04-29 Subject Areas: 2
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Physical Computing Using Arduinos: Making an LED Blink and Fade

Students download the software needed to create Arduino programs and make sure their Arduino microcontrollers work correctly. Then, they connect an LED to the Arduino and type up and upload programs t...
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Activity 2015-04-29 Subject Areas: 3
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Position, Velocity and Acceleration

Students observe four different classroom setups with objects in motion (using toy cars, a ball on an incline, and a dynamics cart). At the first observation of each scenario, students sketch predicte...
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Lesson 2015-04-09 Subject Areas: 3
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"Gaitway" to Acceleration: Walking Your Way to Acceleration

Student teams use sensors—motion detectors and accelerometers—to collect walking gait data from group members. They import their collected position and acceleration data into Excel® for graphing ...
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Activity 2015-04-09 Subject Areas: 0
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Rockets!

Students are introduced to statics and dynamics, free-body diagrams, combustion and thermodynamics to gain an understanding of the forces needed to lift rockets off the ground. They learn that thrust ...
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Lesson 2015-04-01 Subject Areas: 2
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