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The Truth About 10 Famous Inventions

For Students 9th - 12th
A scientific video focuses on ten famous inventions and the person credited with inventing each one. Then it describes the bigger picture of each invention and how it relied on those before them and around them. 
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Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students cite the importance of the steam engine, cotton gin and steel making process. They describe conditions in cities due to increased industrialization. They explain how the living and working conditions led to the development of...
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Invent It!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars explore invention and unveiling of world's first Ferris wheel, analyze photographs and poster of first Ferris wheel, and discuss engineering achievements of Ferris wheel, including how it worked, how it was built, and its...
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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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The Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
If ever a person wanted to know about the start, spread, and effects of the Industrial Revolution now would be the time to ask. Answer questions regarding facets of the Industrial revolution in slide show format. Each slide contains...
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Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950

For Teachers K - 12th
The Brooklyn Bridge is not for sale but it is certainly a valuable work of art, and is certainly an American icon. Class members research the history of the bridge, examine eight works of art depicting the bridge, and then design their...
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For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students read and analyze original telegrams to learn about people involved in and process of building the world's first Ferris wheel, examine correspondence between inventor and engineer to understand planning necessary to build Ferris...
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Architecture: It's Elementary!—Fifth Grade

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young citizens construct an understanding of urban planning in this cross-curricular unit. Covering every aspect of city development from the political, economic, and social influences to sustainable building practices, this 10-lesson...
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Car Engines

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students create piston systems and explore the conversion of linear to rotary motion that propels a car. In this motion lesson plan, students build and test a model piston/crankshift system and discover why there is a maximum limit to...
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Meet Mr. Poe

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Introduce your readers to Edgar Allan Poe via internet research. Begin by going over rules for the library and search engines, then set learners loose to gather facts on Poe's life. The following day, have the entire class review their...
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Early Forms of Transportation

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study forms of transport. In this transportation history lesson students discover the attributes of the Conestoga Wagon, the carriage, the stagecoach, the bicycle, the steam engine and the automobile. Students research the...
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Demonstration of Newton's First Law of Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A scientist performs an engaging experiment to demonstrate Newton's First Law of Motion. He puts a blow-torch to a Hero's Engine to create steam, which sets the apparatus spinning. He explains that in space where nothing would act on it...
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How Power Plants Work 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In this second of three lessons on power plants, future engineers find out how we generate electricity and how coal-powered plants operate. They work in small groups to make electromagnet generators to light LED bulbs. A set of...
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"Finding" Horsepower

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate horsepower as a unit of power. They examine history and discover that scientists and engineers of high achievement are considered to be among the most valued contributors to their culture.
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Possible Careers

For Teachers 7th Standards
Is a STEM career the right choice for me? Lesson four in a six-part career and college readiness series introduces seventh graders to the world of STEM occupations. Individuals use their Holland code results to select, research, and...
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Energy Conversion

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study energy conversions. They watch a demonstration of a working engine and make a chart explaining the energy conversions taking place. They build a simple electric motor and research other types of electric generators.
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ME*Pro App

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
In this secondary mathematics lesson, learners investigate the uses and capabilities of a TI-89 application designed for mechanical engineering learners. The app contains over 700 pieces of reference information and organized into...
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John Fitch: Pioneer Steamboat Inventor

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore the transportation revolution brought about through the use of steam power to move boats over water. They practice note taking skills by taking notes from an article.
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The First Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A wonderful and comprehensive look at the first Industrial Revolution. Starting with events, inventions, and changes in thought that occurred in the 1700's, the presentation moves through the technological advancements in industry and...
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How Does Work...Work?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What makes a clock tick or a bulb light up? The concept of work is explained to a backdrop of clever animation. Physics fans learn that the amount of work equals the product of the force and distance, and that the rate equals the amount...
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Spanish American War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Today, Cuba and America sometimes struggle with diplomatic relations, but did you know that America went to war against Spain to free Cuba? Learners examine many interesting facts related to the Spanish American War using an informative...
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Nineteenth Century Progress

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Highlight some of the major players and progressive inventions that shaped the latter half of the 19th century. From Thomas Edison to Vaudeville, this outline of pop and tech culture provides an American cultural context. Note: Use this...
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Bread in a Bag

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Could the history of bread really be interesting? Yes, it could! An informational text gives scholars wheat production background from 8,000 years ago, discussing different types of bread and the current industry in Oklahoma. Learners...
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History of Coal in the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine a timeline of coal mining in the US and research how the policies of coal dependent companies have changes over the last 50 years.

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