Students further their understanding of the salmon life cycle and the human structures and actions that aid in the migration of fish around hydroelectric dams by playing an animated PowerPoint game involving a fish that must climb a fish ladder to get over a dam. They first brainstorm their own ideas, and then learn about existing ways engineers have made dams “friendlier” to migrating fish, before being quizzed as part of the game.
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.
The Mummified Troll: Devising a Protection Plan
Students are introduced to the parameters of an engineering challenge in which their principal has asked them to devise an invisible security system to cost-effectively protect a treasured mummified troll, while still allowing for visitor viewing during the day. Students generate ideas for solving the grand challenge, first independently, then in small groups, and finally, compiled as a class.
Will It Fly?
In this lesson, students will learn about kites and gliders and how these models can help in understanding the concept of flight. Students will design and build their own balsa wood models and experiment with different control surfaces. The goal of this lesson is for students to apply their existing knowledge about the four forces affecting flight and apply engineering design to develop a sound glider. They will also communicate the reasoning and results of any design modifications made.
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.
Design Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine
Engineer and cartoonist Rube Goldberg is famous for his crazy machines that accomplish everyday tasks in overly complicated ways. Students use their new understanding of types of simple machines to design and build their own Rube Goldberg machines that perform simple tasks in no less than 10 steps.
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.
The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate some of the different parts of an airplane through the construction of a paper airplane. Students will build several different kinds of paper airplanes in order to figure out what makes an airplane fly and what can be changed to influence the flying characteristics of an airplane.
A Merry-Go-Round for Dirty Air
Students observe and discuss a cup and pencil model of a cyclone to better understand the science behind how this pollutant recovery method functions in cleaning industrial air pollution.
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
History to Enrich Mathematics Learning
This resource guide highlights online resources that talk about the history of mathematics in a way that can help students see real-world connections in mathematics.
Tecnologia. Concurs d'Apps Mobilitzem la informàtica
3 min. Vídeo. Departament d'Ensenyament (Generalitat de Catalunya).
Aquest vídeo mostra l'acte de celebració del Concurs d'Apps Mobilitzem la informàtica en el marc del programa mSchools.
Male Weedy Seadragon Carrying Eggs on Abdomen
This very short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a male Weedy Seadragon carrying eggs on his abdomen. Weedy seadragons are one of only two species of seadragons, the second is known as the leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) due to the greater number of leaf-like appendages along its body. Seadragons resemble the seahorses to which they are related, having a bony-plated body and elongated snout; their tails are not prehensile however. This is a great resource to help buil
Computergebruik : Opdrachten Deze bundel is samengesteld voor de leerlingen van het vijfde leerjaar van de lagere school. Hij wordt gebruikt voor de lessen ICT. Er kan klassikaal of individueel mee gewerkt worden. De inhoud is gebaseerd op de eindtermen voor ICT.
Deze bundel is samengesteld voor de leerlingen van het vijfde leerjaar van de lagere school. Hij wordt gebruikt voor de lessen ICT. Er kan klassikaal of individueel mee gewerkt worden. De inhoud is gebaseerd op de eindtermen voor ICT.
Meet our Nurse Ambassadors: Robby Klawitter, CRNP, BSN
Robby Klawitter works in our Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit. He was one of our first advanced practice nurses and he's seen it become an established part of our practice model. View his video to learn more. You can also send your questions to Robby on our Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing Related Links: UMMC Nursing http://www.umm.edu/nursing/index.htm Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing UMMC Award
Meet our Nurse Ambassadors: Jeremy Kirlew, RN, BSN
Jeremy Kirlew creates learning experiences to assure every nurse in the cardiac catheterization lab is well versed in its ever more sophisticated technology. View his video to learn more. You can also send your questions to Jeremy on our Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing Related Links: UMMC Nursing http://www.umm.edu/nursing/index.htm Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing UMMC Awards and Honors http://ww
ABC World News Tonight: Obama Feature
June 4, 2008 Morehouse College is featured in this report that chronicles the historic Presidential Democratic Nomination of candidate Barack Obama. Students Chad Mance, Terrence Woodbury, Brandon Douglas, Bryan Richardson and Kenton Wainwright were interviewed by ABC correspondent Steve Osunsami.
Crown Forum: Otis Moss, Jr. Oratorical Contest
Nine finalists competed for the winning spots for the Otis Moss, Jr. Oratorical Contest. The topic for this year's competition is Men of Morehouse: Shattering the Silence Concerning Caliginous and Ineffectual Solutions to Global ills of Modern Society.
Common Lionfish--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a Common Lionfish swimming in its ocean habitat. A striking, boldly-patterned fish, the common lionfish (Pterois volitans) has distinctive bands of red and white stripes and conspicuous, elongated, fan-like fins. The red and white stripes are intermingled with varying reddish, golden brown and black-brown bars or stripes, alternating against a pale yellowish-white background. This is a great resource to help build background kn