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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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The Plastic Test

After a brief history of plastics, students look more closely as some examples from the abundant types of plastics found in our day-to-day lives. They are introduced to the mechanical properties of pl...
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Activity 2015-02-02 Subject Areas: 3
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Is It Shocking?

To better understand electricity, students investigate the properties of materials based on their ability to dispel static electricity. They complete a lab worksheet, collect experimental data, and dr...
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Activity 2015-02-02 Subject Areas: 0
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A Robotic Hand with a Gentle Touch

Students groups act as NASA/GM engineers challenged to design, build and test robotic hands, which are tactile feedback systems made from cloth gloves and force sensor circuits. Student groups constru...
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Activity 2015-02-02 Subject Areas: 1
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Kidney Stone Crystallization

Students learn how crystallization and inhibition occur by examining calcium oxalate crystals with and without inhibitors that are capable of altering crystallization. Kidney stones are composed of ca...
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Activity 2015-01-30 Subject Areas: 0
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Body Full of Crystals

Students learn about various crystals, such as kidney stones, within the human body. They also learn about how crystals grow and ways to inhibit their growth. They also learn how researchers such as c...
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Lesson 2015-01-26 Subject Areas: 4
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Rock Candy Your Body

Students see and learn how crystallization and inhibition occur by making sugar crystals with and without additives in a supersaturation solution, testing to see how the additives may alter crystalliz...
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Activity 2015-01-26 Subject Areas: 0
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Exploring Energy

Students learn about energy, kinetic energy, potential energy, and energy transfer through a series of three lessons and three activities. They learn that energy can be neither created nor destroyed a...
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Curricular Unit 2015-01-17 Subject Areas: 1
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Exploring Energy: What Is Energy?

Students are introduced to the definition of energy and the concepts of kinetic energy, potential energy, and energy transfer. This lesson is a broad overview of concepts that are taught in more detai...
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Lesson 2015-01-17 Subject Areas: 3
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