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TeachEngineering: It's a Connected World - The Beauty of Network Science

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
A series of lessons and activities show scholars how engineers use graphs to understand large and complex systems. The first lesson provides the beginnings of graph theory by introducing set theory, graphs, and degree distributions of a...
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28 Items in Unit Module
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TeachEngineering: Android Acceleration Application

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce young engineers to the software development design process used in app building. After watching a video tutorial, groups are challenged to build an accelerometer app for an Android device and design an app utilizing the GPS...
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37 Items in Unit Module
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TeachEngineering: Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A multidisciplinary unit has young engineers explore Geographic Information Systems (GIS), an essential tool in planning any engineering projects. The lessons and activities in Part 1 of the unit look at GIS in general. Part 2 focuses on...
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8 Items in Unit Module
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TeachEngineering: Engineering Nature - DNA Visualization and Manipulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two lessons teach young biomedical engineers and biologists how it is possible to visualize complex biomolecule structures. In the first lesson, scholars research specific imaging technologies, and in the second, they learn about...
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27 Items in Unit Module
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TeachEngineering: NanoTech - Insights into a Nano-Sized World

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Ferrofluids, quantum dots, and good nanoparticles. Young material scientists and engineers are introduced to the field of nanoscience with two lessons and four activities. Topics covered include an introduction to nanotechnology and its...
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43 Items in Unit Module
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TeachEngineering: Bone Mineral Density and Logarithms

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young biomedical engineers are challenged to discover what Bone Mineral Density (BMD) is, how to obtain a BMD image, and how the process is related to the x-ray field. They also investigate how medical researchers use BMD images to...
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24 Items in Unit Module
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TeachEngineering: Electromagnet Design Challenge - Clean Up This Mess

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Young engineers are challenged to design an electromagnet that can separate steel from aluminum. Taking on the role of recycling plant managers, groups research the properties of metals, magnets, magnet fields, and electric circuits. The...
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TeachEngineering: Feel Better Faster - All about Flow Rate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To gain a basic understanding of microfluidic devices, how they are developed, and their uses in the medical field, young STEM engineers learn about how flow rates relate to the speed at which medicine affects the body. What they learn...
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23 Items in Unit Module
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TeachEngineering: Hybrid Vehicle Design Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Wouldn’t it be lovely if there was a way to capture the energy given off by a vehicle and transform it into kinetic energy to power the vehicle? That is the challenge young engineers face in an eight resource TeachEngineering: Hybrid...
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28 Items in Unit Module
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TeachEngineering: Keepers of the Gate

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Red Rover, Red Rover, send young intracellular engineers right over! In this unit of the TeachEngineering series, scholars tackle the challenge of determining why Grandmother’s suggestion of gargling with salt water to relieve a sore...
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TeachEngineering: Using Nanoparticles to Detect, Treat and Protect from Skin Cancer

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Young scientists take on the role of biomedical engineers as they accept the challenge of using nanoparticles to help detect, treat, and protect people from skin cancer. Researchers perform hands-on activities to become familiar with the...
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TeachEngineering: Forces All Around

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Imagine using a hot glue gun or a glue stick to demonstrate tension, compression, and torsion! A six-part series of lessons and hands-on activities teach young engineers about the fundamental facets of engineering design: forces, loads,...
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Introduction to Drones

For Students 8th
Introduction to drones for students interested in becoming licensed drone pilots.  Droneology Jr. is a great set of videos that will introduce students to drones. 
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How The Internet Works

For Students 6th - 12th
Imagine spiders crawling around a virtual web! Welcome to the internet. A series of eight short, entertaining videos explain how the internet works. The series begins with an explanation of just what the internet is. Subsequent topics...
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Moon Munchies: Human Exploration Project and Engineering Design Challenge

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
NASA and the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, or ITEEA, present young scientists with a challenge: design and build lunar plant growth chambers so that astronauts can grow edible plants on the moon. Class...
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Cost Effective Solar Cells

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let the sunshine in! Fourteen lessons comprise a unit study of solar energy, its advantages and disadvantages, and advancements in solar energy technology. Class members learn about principles of energy conversion, research how to make...
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Think Like a Coder

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Challenge young programmers to save the world! An engaging  10-episode video series of programming puzzles provides tweens and teens with an opportunity to practice their coding skills, foster problem-solving abilities, and develop a...
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WindWise Education Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine a world powered by wind! The 19 lessons in a curriculum set provide young environmental scientists the information they need to imagine just that. The set begins with a lesson on the difference between forms of energy and...
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Design Squad: Invent It, Build It

For Students 4th - 8th
Challenge budding engineers with a collection of six activities that are designed to meet the National Science Education Standards and the ITEA National Study of Technology Content Standards. Kids invent solutions for needs in everyday...
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Design Squad Event Guide

For Students 4th - 8th
Everything you need to plan an event for young engineers can be found in an Event Guide that includes activities, an event checklist, tips for working with youth and volunteers, signage, certificates, and an evaluation form. Kids make a...
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The Tech Challenge 2016 lessons

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Challenge young flight engineers to design a flying device for Ant-Man, balloon crafts that have neutral buoyancy, paper airplanes from different types of paper, hoop gliders, and a launcher for ping pong balls. Although designed for the...
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Simple Machines

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
A collection of five lessons and activities introduce young engineers to simple and compound machines. Groups use the engineering design process to design a Rube Goldberg machine to move a circus elephant into a rail car, a pulley system...
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Mission to Mars

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Martians beware! Earthlings are on the way! A 13-resource collection prepares future astronauts for space travel by studying interesting facts about the Red Planet, the history of Martian exploration, and the development of robotics....
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Adventure Engineering Challenge: Asteroid Impact

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Oh, no! An asteroid is on a collision course with Earth!. The challenge, should your students choose to accept it, is to design underground survival caverns to shelter people for one year. Over the course of eight lessons, engineering...