Building Tetrahedral Kites
Working in teams of four, students build tetrahedral kites following specific instructions and using specific materials. They use the basic processes of manufacturing systems – cutting, shaping, forming, conditioning, assembling, joining, finishing, and quality control – to manufacture complete tetrahedral kites within a given time frame. Project evaluation takes into account team efficiency and the quality of the finished product.
Students utilize data tables culled from the US DOE Energy Information Agency to create graphs that illustrate what types of energy we use and how we use it. An MS Excel workbook with several spreadsheets of data is provided. Students pick (or the teacher assigns) one of the data tables for the students to create a plot from and interpret the information provided. Each student group shares their interpretation and new perspectives on energy resources and use with the class.
Students learn that wind and storms can form at the boundaries of interacting high and low pressure air masses. They learn the distinguishing features of the four main types of weather fronts (warm fronts, cold fronts, stationary fronts and occluded fronts) and how these fronts are depicted on a surface weather analysis, or weather map. Students also learn several different ways that engineers help with storm prediction, analysis and protection.
How Much Water Do You Use?
Students keep track of their own water usage for one week, gaining an understanding of how much water is used for various everyday activities. They relate their own water usages to the average residents of imaginary Thirsty County, and calculate the necessary water capacity of a dam that would provide residential water to the community.
The Boxes Go Mobile
To display the results from the previous activity, each student designs and constructs a mobile that contains a duplicate of his or her original box, the new cube-shaped box of the same volume, the scraps that are left over from the original box, and pertinent calculations of the volumes and surface areas involved.
Engineering for the Earth
Young students are introduced to the complex systems of the Earth through numerous lessons on the Earth’s natural resources, processes, weather, climate and landforms. Key earth science topics include rocks, soils and minerals, water and natural resources, weather patterns and climatic regions, wind, erosion, landforms, and the harvesting of fossil fuels — all presented from an engineering point-of-view. (See the Unit Overview section for a list of topics by lesson.) Through many hands-on ac
What is Energy?
With an introduction to the ideas of energy, students discuss specific types of energy and the practical sources of energy. Hands-on activities help them identify types of energy in their surroundings and enhance their understanding of energy.
Breaking away from the math book : creative projects for K-8
This site, developed by two university instructors, offers 37 lesson plans for hands-on learning activities for grades K-8 to reinforce or introduce concepts. Lessons cover a multitude of topics. Several involve constructing containers; these require students to look at the connection between dimensions and volume. For example, the lesson on Capacity has students make several boxes of different dimensions and calculate the capacity of each box. The boxes are then used to measure dry rice. Other
Are You An Energy Efficient Consumer?
This activity engages students in learning about ways to become energy efficient consumers. Students examine how different countries and regions around the world use energy over time as reflected in night light levels. They then track their own energy use, identify ways to reduce their individual energy consumption, and explore how community choices impact the carbon footprint.
Beddington to West Wickham and back via Beckenham
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Online rekenlessen Op www.rekenlessen.nl kun je je rekenvaardigheid oefenen zoveel je wilt. Alle onderdelen van het rekenen komen hier aan bod. De website wordt regelmatig uitgebreid. Je kiest zelf welke oefeningen je …
Op www.rekenlessen.nl kun je je rekenvaardigheid oefenen zoveel je wilt. Alle onderdelen van het rekenen komen hier aan bod. De website wordt regelmatig uitgebreid. Je kiest zelf welke oefeningen je …
Jan Ligthartgroep : Oefensite Op deze website is het mogelijk om via links allerlei opdrachten te oefenen met name voor de vakgebieden taal en rekenen. Er wordt onderscheid gemaakt tussen de onderbouw, middenbouw en bovenbouw. Daarnaast zijn er enkele …
Op deze website is het mogelijk om via links allerlei opdrachten te oefenen met name voor de vakgebieden taal en rekenen. Er wordt onderscheid gemaakt tussen de onderbouw, middenbouw en bovenbouw.
Daarnaast zijn er enkele …
Understanding cancer: News from the frontline
This Oxford at Said seminar was dedicated to cancer research. Three researchers from the University of Oxford give insights into recent advances in the field of cancer cell biology, therapy and epidemiology. One in three people develop cancer, and one in five in Europe and North America die of the disease. Although environmental and lifestyle factors, for example smoking or sun exposure, affect the incidence of some cancer types, all human populations and many types of animal suffer from this di
Eddie and the Hagfish
Hagfish are amazing ocean fishes! They are found nearly worldwide mostly in deeper ocean environments, and are some of the most primitive fishes in existence...
This is a teacher-made video explaining how to multiply polynomials. She gives two examples. The teacher can be heard narrating to the classroom, with the classroom responding, while the screen shows her working on a piece of lined paper. The teacher's voice appears loud during times. You may want to adjust the volume. (10:45)
6.883 Pervasive Human Centric Computing (SMA 5508) (MIT)
This course is broad, covering a wide range of topics that have to do with the post-pc era of computing. It is a hands-on project course that also includes some foundational subjects. Students will program iPAQ handheld computers, cell phones (series 60 phones), speech processing, vision, Cricket location systems, GPS, and more. Most of the programming will be using Python®, but Python® can be learned and mastered during the course. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MI
Reading Rainbow: Watch the Stars Come Out
Videotaped at Ellis Island in 1985, this 28 minute video shows immigrants landing at Ellis Island. It shows the variety of immigrants and they company that they came from that landed in this point of entry. The video is an overview of immigration, but does not offer statistical data and tends to be a general overview.
Interdisciplinary Studies: Natalie Salim '11
Natalie Salim '11, created her own major in marine photography through the Interdisciplinary Studies program. In a recent printmaking, class, Natalie blended her photography and love of biology to create a series of prints that focus on details in marine life.
SMU Research Day 2012
SMU graduate students — and a limited number of undergraduates — present results of research they have completed at SMU at the annual Graduate Student Research Day. This year's event was held Friday, February 10, 2012, in the Ballroom of Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The aims of this event are to foster communication between students in different programs, give students the opportunity to present their work in formats they will use as professionals, and share with the SMU community and othe