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  • Prime-Time Primates: Chimps Count - … would you have done differently? What are some of the concepts that are key to achieving success as an animal trainer … higher on the scale are the New World monkeys, more advanced than lemurs, with bigger brains. But the great apes are even more advanced than the New or Old World monkeys. And one relative of the great apes (humans) has the most advanced brain of all the primates! The average ape's cranial …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-8
  • Red Rover Robotics - … the two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, are examples of advanced engineering design for space research. The maneuverability of these two … their tools is discussed. Engineering Connection Category 1. Relating science concept to engineering In 2004, NASA engineers and scientists successfully landed … gather scientific evidence about the history of Mars. Lesson Background & Concepts for Teachers (Return to Contents) The first robot was introduced …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-8
  • Space Travel - … far into the future! Engineering Connection Category 1. Relating science concept to engineering Space travel is made possible by engineers. From … how to provide electrical power to the station. Lesson Background & Concepts for Teachers (Return to Contents) What is the International Space … on the board, under a pulled-down projector screen, in advance of class.) Post-Introduction Assessment Discussion Topic: International Space Station …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-12
  • Design a Solar City - … warehouse buildings, little house-sized buildings, etc. (Alternatively, for more advanced students, have them design and draw first, then cut out … two-dimensional scaled drawing of the buildings. (Alternatively, for more advanced students, give them graph paper to make a two-dimensional … in a city. Then discuss how these buildings use electricity. Concept Reflection/Writing: Have students list five devices that they use …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-8
  • Design Step 4: Engineering Analysis - … were based more on bird flight than on fundamental engineering concepts. The designers of these flying machines often tested them by … industry; many automobiles, buildings, and prosthetic devices are designed using advanced computer software. Computer-aided analysis applied to the design of … 1: Identify the Need. With the Students To introduce the concept of engineering analysis and provide relevant examples, lead the Introduction …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 9-12
  • Eat Iron?!! - … mixture can be separated. Engineering Connection Category 1. Relating science concept to engineering In chemical and petroleum engineering, a separation process … (Return to Contents) Before the Activity Do this step in advance to soften the cereal. Place approximately two cup water and … % iron may be better. Try to do the activity in advance. Assessment (Return to Contents) Pre-Activity Assessment The activity is …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 9-12
  • Forces and Graphing - … practice graphing experimental data, and/or to introduce the algebra concepts of slope and intercept of a line. A wooden 2x4 … able to: Understand basic concepts about static (not moving) reaction forces. Understand data analysis tools and concepts of plotting engineering data. Analyze … or with graph paper. For lower grades: Younger or less advanced students may only graph their results without finding the slope …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-8
  • A Merry-Go-Round for Dirty Air - … cleaning industrial air pollution. Engineering Connection Category 1. Relating science concept to engineering As environmental engineers are faced with more types … in the center of the base of the cups in advance. With the Students Ask the students what it feels like … prevent a mess, you may want to do this in advance, for each cup.) Ask students to poke their pencil through … in the center of the base of the cups in advance. This activity also works well for teams of two students …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-8
  • Modern Day Pyramids - … the engineering design process. Engineering Connection Category 1. Relating science concept to engineering Ancient technologies are still incredibly important in modern … that the process is simple - "Conceive, design, evaluate, repeat." The concept to really stress is teamwork. Ask the students how a … 's life and/or have played an important role in advancing our society. This might include buildings, structures, highways, bridges, tunnels …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-5
  • Solar Water Heater - … prototype is a working model used to test a design concept by making actual observations and necessary adjustments. (Grades 9 - 12 … exchanger and let them measure its heat transfer. For more advanced students, incorporate a simple pumping system (such as a small … exemplary digital resources that relate to key climate and energy concepts, are scientifically robust and current, and are easily accessible online …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 9-12
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