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• NC.Math.6.SP.5 - Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context.
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Students complete three different activities to evaluate the energy consumption in a household and explore potential ways to reduce that consumption. The focus is on conservation and energy efficient electrical devices and appliances. The lesson reinforces the relationship between power and energy and associated measurements and calculations required to evaluate energy consumption. The lesson provides the students with more concrete information for completing their culminating unit assignment.

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Applied Science
Engineering
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Jan DeWaters
Susan Powers
09/18/2014
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Students capture and examine air particles to gain an appreciation of how much dust, pollen and other particulate matter is present in the air around them. Students place "pollution detectors" at various locations to determine which places have a lot of particles in the air and which places do not have as many. Quantifying and describing these particles is a first step towards engineering methods of removing contaminants from the air.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
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Activity/Lab
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Ben Heavner
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Melissa Straten
10/14/2015
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While building and testing model rockets fueled by antacid tablets, students are introduced to the basic physics concepts on how rockets work. Students revise and improve their initial designs. Note: This activity is similar to the elementary-level film canister rockets activity, but adapted for middle school students.

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Applied Science
Engineering
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Activity/Lab
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Kay
Janet Yowell
Jeff White
Jessica Butterfield
Jessica Todd
Karen King
Sam Semakula
10/14/2015
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Students use everyday building materials sand, pea gravel, cement and water to create and test pervious pavement. They learn what materials make up a traditional, impervious concrete mix and how pervious pavement mixes differ. Groups are challenged to create their own pervious pavement mixes, experimenting with material ratios to evaluate how infiltration rates change with different mix combinations.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
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Activity/Lab
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TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brigith Soto
Jennifer Butler
Krysta Porteus
Maya Trotz
Ryan Locicero
William Zeman
09/18/2014
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Student teams build model hand dynamometers used to measure grip strengths of people recovering from sports injuries. They use their models to measure how much force their classmates muscles are capable of producing, and analyze the data to determine factors that influence a person's grip strength. They use this information to produce a recommendation of a hand dynamometer design for a medical office specializing in physical therapy. They also consider the many other ways grip strength data is used by engineers to design everyday products.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
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Activity/Lab
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
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Denise W. Carlson
Jake Lewis
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
10/14/2015
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Students further their understanding of the engineering design process (EDP) while being introduced to assistive technology devices and biomedical engineering. They are given a fictional client statement and are tasked to follow the steps of the EDP to design and build small-scale, off-road wheelchair prototypes. As part of the EDP, students identify appropriate materials and demonstrate two methods of representing solutions to their design problem (scale drawings and simple scale models). They test the scale model off-road wheelchairs using spring scales to pull the prototypes across three different simulated off-road surfaces.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
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Activity/Lab
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TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Jared R. Quinn
Kristen Billiar
Terri Camesano
09/18/2014
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For this interactive, students use the set of numbers find the mean (rounded to the nearest tenth), median, mode and range.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Interactive
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Common Core Sheets
04/06/2017
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Sample Learning Goals
Predict the bin where a single ball might fall
Repeat trials of 100 balls and compare the outcomes
Count the number of balls in a bin and relate that to the probability of falling in that bin
Compare and interpret empirical and theoretical statistics
Apply the plinko simulation as a model to other scenarios where there are weighted statistics

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Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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PhET Interactive Simulations
10/05/2021
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Students observe and test their reflexes, including the (involuntary) pupillary response and (voluntary) reaction times using their dominant and non-dominant hands, as a way to further explore how reflexes occur in humans. They gain insights into how our bodies react to stimuli, and how some reactions and body movements are controlled automatically, without conscious thought. Using information from the associated lesson about how robots react to situations, including the stimulus-to-response framework, students see how engineers use human reflexes as examples for controls for robots.

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Applied Science
Engineering
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Charlie Franklin
Marianne Catanho
Sachin Nair
Satish Nair
09/18/2014
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In this lesson, students calculate the mean, median, mode, and range from a frequency chart and use frequency chart to describe a possible data set, given information on the mean, median, mode, and range.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
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MARS, Mathematics Assessment Resource Service
03/20/2017
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This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team in partnership with the North Carolina Virtual Public Schools. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 6th Grade Math.

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Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
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Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
08/25/2022
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This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team in partnership with the North Carolina Virtual Public Schools. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 6th Grade Math.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
11/30/2021
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This course was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team in partnership with the North Carolina Virtual Public Schools. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 6th Grade Math.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Module
Vocabulary
Author:
Kelly Rawlston
Letoria Lewis
03/08/2022
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Students conduct an experiment to determine the relationship between the speed of a wooden toy car at the bottom of an incline and the height at which it is released. They observe how the photogate-based speedometer instrument "clocks" the average speed of an object (the train). They gather data and create graphs plotting the measured speed against start height. After the experiment, as an optional extension activity, students design brakes to moderate the speed of the cart at the bottom of the hill to within a specified speed range.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Andrew Cave
09/18/2014
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Students are introduced to several types of common medical sensor devices, such as ear and forehead thermometers, glucometers and wrist blood pressure monitors; they use the latter to measure their blood pressure and pulse rates. Students also measure their heights and weights in order to calculate their BMIs (body mass index). Then they use the collected data to create and analyze scatterplots of the different variables to determine if any relationships exist between the measured variables. Discussions about the trends observed and possible health concerns conclude the activity.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Elma M. PiÃ±on
Mounir Ben Ghalia
10/14/2015
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Students learn about two types of friction static and kinetic and the equation that governs them. They also measure the coefficient of static friction experimentally.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Chris Yakacki
Denise W. Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
10/14/2015
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Students learn why shock absorbers are necessary on vehicles, how they dampen the action of springs, and what factors determine the amount of dampening. They conduct an experiment to determine the effect of spring strength and port diameter on the effectiveness of a shock absorber. Using a syringe, a set of springs, and liquids of different viscosities, students determine the effects of changing pressures and liquids on the action of a model shock absorber. They analyze their data through the lens of an engineer.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Cliff Orgaard
Marissa H. Forbes
09/18/2014
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Students learn about the strength of bones and methods of helping to mend fractured bones. During a class demonstration, a chicken bone is broken by applying a load until it reaches a point of failure (fracture). Then, working as biomedical engineers, students teams design their own splint or cast to help repair a fractured bone, learning about the strength of materials used.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Jaime Morales
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
10/14/2015
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Students will analyze data of tornadoes throughout the United States. They will create a bar graph of the number of tornadoes for the top ten states in the country and then calculate the median and the mode of the data.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Janet Yowell
Jessica Todd
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Melissa Straten
10/14/2015
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Students reinforce an antenna tower made from foam insulation so that it can withstand a 480 N-cm bending moment (torque) and a 280 N-cm twisting moment (torque) with minimal deflection. During one class period, students discuss the problem, run the initial bending and torsion tests and graph the results. During the following class periods, students design, construct and test sturdier towers, and graph the results.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
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