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Lesson Template Tutorial Video

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A short tutorial about how to utilize the engineering design brief template on Go Open NC. This is the template we will use to upload high-quality lessons that are tied to NC Content Standards and utilize the engineering design process

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration

**SAMPLE** Annual Student Survey

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This is a sample survey that could be used with 4th and/or 5th graders. It is highly recommended that you utilize this or some version of it to gather baseline data before rolling out your plans with students (and then annually thereafter in order to track changes). This link will force a copy so that you can add, remove, or edit questions however fits your district needs. Some options worth considering: -Adding a name field in order to follow up with individual students regarding their interests in STEM -Adding a race field in order to better track success with subgroups -Adding or revising the list of STEM Careers to include ones that you would like to generate more interest in within your 6-12 schools (ie, if you have a CTE Drone program, add "drone pilot")

Material Type: Questionnaire

2: Solar Oven Engineering

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Students can work individually or in groups of 3 or 4 to create a solar oven out of a pizza box. Students are trying to figure out the best way to make a solar oven in order to melt the chocolate and marshmallow in the S’more. Students will be given a group of objects and tell them the basis of how to create a solar oven. The oven will need to be placed in direct sunlight for most of the day. This experiment works best on a very hot, sunny day.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Glenn Shelton, Carrie Robledo

3rd Grade: Eggbert

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 Eggbert has volunteered for the first egg-head mission to the Moon. The problem Eggbert faces is that the landing on the Moon’s surface will be very quick, and his space ship will crash. To ensure the success of this mission, your engineering team will need to design a safety restraint device that will withstand the crash.Your team has a budget of $800.00 to spend on the materials for the design. You must discuss what materials you will purchase, keeping within your budget, and record the items in a spreadsheet. You must also ALL agree on a team design. If Eggbert does not survive your first attempt, you may have time to redesign the restraint system. Your goal is to be the team that spends the least amount of money and keeps Eggbert from cracking.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: William Allred, Carrie Robledo