The Fundamental Building Blocks of Matter
This lesson plan explores the fundamentals of atoms and their structure. The building blocks of matter (protons, electrons, neutrons) are covered in detail. Students think about how atoms and molecules can influence new technologies developed by engineers.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Amusement Park Ride: Ups and Downs in Design
Students design, build and test model roller coasters using foam tubing. The design process integrates energy concepts as they test and evaluate designs that address the task as an engineer would. The goal is for students to understand the basics of engineering design associated with kinetic and potential energy to build an optimal roller coaster. The marble starts with potential energy that is converted to kinetic energy as it moves along the track. The diameter of the loops that the marble tra
Author(s): Making the Connection,

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Life in Space: The International Space Station
Students are introduced to the International Space Station (ISS) with information about its structure, operation and key experiments. The ISS itself is an experiment in international cooperation to explore the potential for humans to live in space. The space station features state-of-the-art science and engineering laboratories to conduct research in medicine, materials and fundamental science to benefit people on Earth as well as people who will live in space in the future.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Building Roller Coasters
Students build their own roller coasters using pipe insulation and marbles, and then analyze them using principles of physics. They examine conversions between kinetic and potential energy and frictional effects to design roller coasters that are completely driven by gravity. A class competition is then held to determine the most innovative and successful roller coasters.
Author(s): Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,

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Rolling Blackouts & Environmental Impact – What are our Electricity Options?
The goal is for the students to understand the environmental design considerations required when generating electricity. The electric power that we use every day at home and work is generated by a variety of power plants. Power plants are engineered to utilize the conversion of one form of energy to another. The main components of a power plant are an input source of energy that is used to turn large turbines, and a method to convert the turbine rotation into electricity. The input sources of en
Author(s): K-12 Outreach Office,

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Designing a Package that Works
The goal is for students to understand the basics of engineering associated with the packaging of items to preserve, market, and safely deliver products. The packaging for each type of use varies. While observing and thinking about all packaging is encouraged, this activity focuses on packaging for transporting goods (shipping).
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Mars and Jupiter
Students explore Mars and Jupiter, the fourth and fifth planets from the Sun. They learn some of the unique characteristics of these planets. They also learn how engineers help us learn about these planets with the design and development of telescopes, deep space antennas, spacecraft and planetary rovers.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Map-A-Buddy
This activity serves to introduce the concept of tracking and spatial movements of animals in relation to the environment in which they live. The following activity will aid student understanding of animal tracking and how technology used in this process.
Author(s): Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,

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Cooking with the Sun
Students learn about using renewable energy from the Sun for heating and cooking as they build and compare the performance of four solar cooker designs. They explore the concepts of insulation, reflection, absorption, conduction and convection.
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Ball Bounce Experiment
Many of today’s popular sports are based around the use of a ball, yet none are completely alike. In fact they are all designed with specific characteristics in mind. Students will investigate different balls' abilities to bounce and represent the data they collect graphically.
Author(s): Center for Engineering Educational Outreach,

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Build an Approximate Scale Model of an Object
Students will create a model of an object of their choice, giving them skills and practice in techniques used by professionals. The students will use sketches as they build their objects. This activity will facilitate a discussion on models and their usefulness.
Author(s): Center for Engineering Educational Outreach,

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Design an Egyptian Playground
Students are broken up into four groups. Each group will use their knowledge about Egypt to originate a playground for Egyptian children. This will involve brainstorming ideas on paper, building a prototype with Legos or other material, and explaining their ideas to the class in a five-minute presentation.
Author(s): Heather Blackwell, Bryan Licciadri and Anthony Tri

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Etapas Previas al Inicio de una Empresa
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Searching to regulate Google
Clearer regulatory guidelines are needed to regulate Internet search engines says Dr Michael Barrett, and the EU has raised the ante by launching an investigation into claims that Google is abusing its dominant position
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The Paralympic Legacy - research in disability and sports exercise
Simone Lewis Dr Polly Mcguigan and Dr James Bilzon examine how the University of Bath aims to become a research centre of excellence in disability and Paralympic sport ahead of and beyond London 2012
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Doctoral student EunJee Lee tracks changes in plant migration caused by climate change
Researchers from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change describe their research and why it is important
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Leadership Lessons From an Uncommon Company: Genentech

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Bill Anderson, LGO '95, Senior Vice President, BioOncology Business Unit, Genentech

Leadership Lessons From an Uncommon Company: Genentech

Presentation date: March 25, 2011.

In March 2009 Genentech entered a new phase in its life, beginning its integration into the Roche Group. At the time, the company was in the midst of a remarkable run of growth in innovation, life-changing medicines, and financial results. Genentech had eme
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Inventory and Variability

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Dr. Stanley Gershwin, MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing Productivity

Inventory and Variability

Presentation date: December 13, 2010

Abstract: Variability is the enemy of manufacturing. Inventory is used to minimize the effects of variability, but it is undesirable and is itself minimized. In this talk, we analyze the interaction of variability, the propagation of variability, and inventory. We show some counter-intuitive effects
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5.1.3 Keeping Microsoft up-to-date
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
Author(s): The Open University

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