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Steam Engine—How Does It Work?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Full steam ahead! A video in the Real Engineering playlist shows viewers how steam engines work. the video starts with an explanation of the inefficient steam engines from before the Industrial Revolution and ends with modern steam...
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Soda Can Steam Engine

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Steam engines have been around since the late 1600s, yet most pupils don't know how they work. Using an soda can, the instructor builds a simple steam engine for scholars to observe. Through a discussion, young scientists learn about the...
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Steam Engines

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students investigate the invention of the steam engine. In this technology lesson, students investigate the advancement of technology over time. They relate science and technology together.
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The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course History of Science #21

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Industrial Revolution changed transportation systems, social systems, and economies. Episode 21 of Crash Course History of Science examines the Industrial Revolution. From the invention and improvements to the steam engine to the...
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Mechanical Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Build a concrete understanding of mechanical engineering. Viewers watch an engaging video that describes mechanical engineering as the "design, construction, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems." It also highlights some...
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Start Your Engines

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Have your techies read up on the details of how combustion engines work in an automobile. Create a set of accompanying response-to-reading questions and have your mechanical engineering or automotive technology class use this as a...
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Engines: Crash Course Physics #24

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Rev up your teaching with a lesson on engines! The 24th installment in a Crash Course physics series explains the basics of an engine through a discussion of thermodynamics. The instructor shows examples explains the efficiency of the...
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Generating Ideas for Electricity Generation

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Electricity is an integral part of our daily lives, but many energy sources are damaging the environment. Young engineers read about innovations in alternative energy sources, then work in groups to design and build a model of a system...
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Industrial Revolution: A Definition

For Teachers 8th - 10th
America sure did have a few growing pains during the Industrial Revolution. Share the problems, causes, effects, and reformation that marked the turn of the century and shift in policy during US industrialization. This slide show...
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Growth of a Revolution-The Industrial Revolution

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
How did changes of the agricultural revolution in eighteenth century Great Britain influence the Industrial Revolution that followed? How were inventions and processes of the Industrial Revolution interrelated? This resource includes a...
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The Early Industrial Revolution: 1760-1851

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Study the causes and effects of the early Industrial Revolution in this well-done presentation. Each slide contains bulleted information, which is organized by major changes in society and technology that made the revolution a...
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Where's the Energy

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research energy conversions. In this energy lesson, students describe the basic operation of a steam engine.  They explain the energy conversions in the steam engine's operation. 
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The Beginning of Industrialization

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Set the stage for early industrialization with a look at the work of Charles Dickens. After that the inventions, innovators, and changes in technology are clearly outlined. This presentation focuses on the start of the Revolution which...
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Read Across America

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Celebrate the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day with a collection of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics activities, each linked to a popular Dr. Seuss story. 
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Engine Engine Number Nine: Music

For Teachers 2nd
Use this Orff orchestration for learners in the second grade. Kids line up like a train while singing the song, "Engine Engine Number Nine" and playing their Orff instruments. This musical arrangement is intended for use with sand...
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Industrial Revolution in America: Exploring the Effects of the Heat Engine on the Growth of Cities

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students research the development of the steam engines. In this US history lesson, students analyze the impact of this invention to civilization. They discuss the events leading to the growth and development of different cities.
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All Steamed Up

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the energy conversions and simple machines are involved in the operation of a steam engine. They make a replica of a small steam engine.
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Hybrid Vehicles: Cut Pollution and Save Money

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Math and science meet in this lesson on hybrid electric automobiles. This 24-page resource provides everything you need for teaching a lesson that compares the use of internal combustion engines to hybrid electric engines. Participants...
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STEM Narrative Curriculum Design Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Picture books provide great learning opportunities for STEM. A curriculum resource document gives several lessons in each grade level for K-6. The activities have learners read a book before applying the engineering design process to...
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How Do Car Engines Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers perform an experiment which simulates what happens inside an internal combustion engine. They explain how the chemical reaction they witnessed is similar to what happens inside the car engine.
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Investigation: Geothermal Power

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Engineers construct a steam-powered turbine as a demonstration of geothermal energy in action! 
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Exploring Transportation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know horsepower is actually based on the power of a horse? 60 horse power is the equivalent of being pulled by a team of 60 horses! Viewers will learn other interesting facts like this from a presentation that begins with the...
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Machines: Designing Form and Function

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students design a boat model with simplified steam engine. In this ecology activity, students compare renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. They determine the efficiency of their boat model.
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Humans and Energy: Crash Course World History 207

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is flipping a switch and lighting up a room normal or miraculous? It depends where—and when—you live. Crash Course World History covers historical uses of energy, current uses of energy, and the possible future uses of energy with an...

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