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Angular Velocity: Sweet Wheels

Students analyze the relationship between wheel radius, linear velocity and angular velocity by using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots. Given various robots with different wheel sizes and fixed motor sp...
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Activity 2015-03-20 Subject Areas: 6
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Gears: Lift It Up!

A gear is a simple machine that is very useful to increase the speed or torque of a wheel. In this activity, students learn about the trade-off between speed and torque when designing gear ratios. The...
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Activity 2015-03-13 Subject Areas: 3
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Walk This Way

After students have complete the associated activity to collect and graph acceleration data from walking human subjects, they learn more about gait analysis---the study of human motion, which is used ...
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Lesson 2015-03-10 Subject Areas: 2
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Identifying Gait Metrics

Gait analysis is the study of human motion that can be utilized as biometric information or identification, for medical diagnostics or for comparative biomechanics. In this activity, students observe ...
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Activity 2015-03-10 Subject Areas: 0
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Gait Analysis

In this open-ended, hands-on activity that provides practice in engineering data analysis, students are given gait signature metric (GSM) data for known people types (adults and children). Working in ...
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Activity 2015-03-10 Subject Areas: 0
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Bones! Bones! Bones!

After learning, comparing and contrasting the steps of the engineering design process (EDP) and scientific method, students review the human skeletal system, including the major bones, bone types, bon...
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Lesson 2015-03-02 Subject Areas: 3
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So What Is the Density?

Students review what they know about the 20 major bones in the human body (names, shapes, functions, locations, as learned in the associated lesson) and the concept of density (mass per unit of volume...
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Activity 2015-03-02 Subject Areas: 0
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Can It Support You? No Bones about It!

After completing the associated lesson and its first associated activity, students are familiar with the 20 major bones in the human body—knowing their locations and relative densities. When those b...
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Activity 2015-03-02 Subject Areas: 0
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What Is Electricity?

Students are introduced to the concept of electricity by identifying it as an unseen, but pervasive and important presence in their lives. They are also introduced to the idea of engineers making, con...
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Lesson 2015-02-02 Subject Areas: 3
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Gone with the Wind - Sail Cars!

Students explore the use of wind power in the design, construction and testing of "sail cars," which, in this case, are little wheeled carts with masts and sails that are powered by the moving air gen...
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Activity 2015-02-02 Subject Areas: 0
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