NGSS Aligned Resources for HS-ETS1-3.
Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
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From Mach-20 Glider to Humming Bird Drone
25 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" This question guides Regina Dugan's exploration of amazing achievements in science and engineering that push the boundary of impossibility. From robotic hummingbirds and...
The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting
17 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Water is essential to life on earth. How is it then, that people can survive in desert regions with very limited access to fresh water? Through ingenious architecture and engineering, communities in India's Golden Desert have been able...
Self-Assembly: The Power of Organizing the Unorganized
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
What if buildings could grow, adapt, and repair themselves like a living organism? Using the process of self-assembly, this crazy idea may one day become a reality. The video looks at how unordered parts interact with one another and...
A Future Beyond Traffic Gridlock
17 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Bill Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford and executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, discusses his struggle to reconcile his two passions: automobiles and the environment. He explains how our current transportation systems are simply...
Cambridge Ideas - How Many Lightbulbs?
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Humans have become addicted to fossil fuels. From pumping oil into our cars, to burning natural gas to heat our water, or using coal to create electricity that lights our homes, we are constantly relying on these nonrenewable resources....
Medicine's Future? There's an App for That
18 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Imagine injecting tiny robots into your blood to help fight disease. According to Daniel Kraft, that's just one of many exciting new medical technologies coming our way in the not-so-distant future. The key to these amazing innovations...
Haptography: Digitizing our Sense of Touch
8 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
We have cameras to record what we see, but how can we record what we touch? Katherine Kuchenbecker, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is working to answer exactly that question. Using sensitive...
Engineering Design for Human Exploration
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What would it take to live on the lunar surface? Small groups build model rockets in order to simulate launching a habitat into space and rebuilding it. Divide the class into groups to design and build a model of a lunar habitat. The...
Transportation and Space: Reuse and Recycle
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What can I use in space? The three-lesson unit has groups research what man-made or natural resources would be available during space exploration or habitation. Team members think of ways that resources can be reclaimed or reused in...