Leaning Tower of Pasta
Using spaghetti and marshmallows, students experiment with different structures to determine which ones are able to handle the greatest amount of load. Their experiments help them to further understand the effects that compression and tension forces have with respect to the strength of structures. Spaghetti cannot hold much tension or compression; therefore, it breaks very easily. Marshmallows handle compression well, but do not hold up to tension.
This lesson focuses on how food packages are designed and made. Students will learn three of the main functions of a food package. They will learn what is necessary of the design and materials of a package to keep food clean, protect or aid in the physical and chemical changes that can take place in a food, and identify a food appealingly. Then, in the associated activity, the students will have the opportunity to become packaging engineers by designing and building their own food package for a
In this lesson, students are introduced to the historical motivation for space exploration. They learn about the International Space Station as an example of recent space travel innovation and are introduced to new and futuristic ideas that space engineers are currently working on to propel space research far into the future!
Flow Rates of Faucets and Rivers
In the Flow Rate Experiment, students perform hands-on experiments with a common faucet, as well as work with the Engineering Our Water Living Lab to gain a better understanding of flow rate and how it pertains to engineering and applied science. Students calculate the flow rate of a faucet for three different levels (quarter blast, half blast, and full blast). Building on these calculations, students hypothesize about the flow rate in a nearby river, and then use the Engineering Our Water Livin
Students gain first-hand experience on how friction affects motion. They build a hovercraft using air from a balloon to levitate a craft made from a compact disc (CD), learning that a bed of air under an object significantly reduces the friction as it slides over a surface.
A Place in Space
The students will use a "real" 3D coordinate system. They will have 3 axes at right angles, and a plane (the XY plane) that will be able to slide up and down the Z axis. The students will then be given several coordinates and asked to find these points in space. They will also be asked to find the coordinates of the 8 corners of a box with given dimensions.
Power, Work and the Waterwheel
Waterwheels are devices that generate power and do work. Students construct a waterwheel using two-liter bottles, dowel rods and index cards, and calculate the power created and work done by them.
Can You Hear it?
In the previous lesson, students learned about the issue of by-catching by fisheries and how it affects marine habitats. Dolphins are one of the main species affected by by-catching While dolphins can use echolocation to identify the location of many objects, they have difficulty identifying nets, and thus can be caught in them by accident. Students will learn how echolocation works, why certain animals use it to determine the size, shape, and distance of objects, and how humans can potentially
In this activity, students create a web to identify and demonstrate the interactions among the living and non-living parts of an environment. This information allows students to better understand what an environment is and to also consider how engineers use teamwork to solve problems.
Coastline of Ireland
Printable resource asking children to identify many of the bays, islands and headlands around Ireland's coastline.
Improve your work performance
This task is about monitoring how you are going in your job. It also covers ways to develop plans to improve the skills of you and your team. The learning pack contains information, resources and activities on identifying performance standards, obtaining feedback, identifying training needs and creating a training plan.
Install aggregate paths
This unit will introduce you to the principles of installing aggregate paths.
Plan daily work routines
Planning a day at work.
In this project the learner must use a set of requirements to design storyboards for two websites. The learner is situated in a fictitious company (Arachnoid Web Services) having commenced work as a Junior Web Designer.
Support community participation
This competency has the following elements of competency. 1. Work with individuals and the community to promote participation. 2. Support existing community activities.
Numeracy - Basic Exercises Level 3
This tutorial provides an interactive series of exercises to assist students in basic numeracy
Ik lees de klok : Werkblaadje Dit werkblaadje is bruikbaar voor anderstaligen die leren kloklezen in het Nederlands.
Dit werkblaadje is bruikbaar voor anderstaligen die leren kloklezen in het Nederlands.
The Big Picture RT Interview: "What to Do when Capitalism Fails"
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First Day of School Activities
Get to know your students — and help them get to know each other — by creating time capsules, playing a game of "guess who," and more.
"Economic Growth, Fall 2009"
" This half semester class presents an introduction to macroeconomic modeling, focusing on the theory of economic growth and some of its applications. It will introduce a number of models of non-stochastic and stochastic macroeconomic equilibrium. It will use these models to shed light both on the process of economic growth at the world level and on sources of income and growth differences across countries."