Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Mary Lord
Kids love exploring the world around them, and Earth Day offers a great way to introduce them to environmental science and engineering. The following sampler includes activities, lessons, and resources that promote green engineering and science learning.
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Tags: Class Activities, Curriculum, Earth Day, Energy, Environmental Engineering, Environmental science, Green design, green roof, groundwater, Internet Resources, inventor, Lesson Plan, Lesson Plans, Pollution, Resources for Teachers, Sustainability, Teacher Resources, Trash, Videos, waste, Web Resources, Wind Energy
Posted on February 10th, 2017 by Mary Lord
Introduce a girl to engineering. Live stream the Future City finals from Washington, D.C. Make slime and other cool stuff. National Engineers Week kicks off Feb. 19 – 25, 2017 and this year’s theme – Dream Big – takes its title from a spectacular IMAX movie about engineering that premieres at big-screen theaters around the country. How will you celebrate?
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Tags: DiscoverE, Energy, Events, Future City, Museums, National Building Museum, National Engineers Week 2017, Skyscrapers, STEM education, Web Resources
Posted on October 29th, 2015 by Mary Lord
From weather patterns and food supplies to society’s daily electricity needs, energy drives everything. The U.S. Department of Energy’s new energy literacy video series highlights the seven principles that demonstrate energy’s role across the natural and social sciences, and is part of a broader set of education resources, lessons, and activities maintained by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
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Tags: Alternative Energy, Class Activities, Energy, Environmental science, Internet Resources, Sustainability, U.S. Department of Energy, Web Resources
Posted on May 13th, 2015 by Mary Lord
What do 6th and 7th graders know about where energy comes from, how much we use, and how that affects our daily lives? EnergyTrends.org is hosting a video contest for public school students to find out. Deadline is midnight May 29, 2015.
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Tags: Common Core State Mathematics Standards, Competitions for Students, Contest, Energy, energyTrends.org, Lesson Plans, Lexington Institute, NGSS, power, STEM education, Teacher Resources, Video contest
Posted on February 3rd, 2015 by Mary Lord
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the groups that helped develop the Next Generation Science Standards is seeking science teachers to field-test multiple-choice items for a 45-minute assessment on energy in March, April, or May of 2015.
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Tags: assessments, Curriculum, Education Policy, Energy, Engineering, field test, Next Generation Science Standards, NGSS, Research on Learning
Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by Mary Lord
The DuPont Challenge is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious essay competitions for students 13 and older in grades 6-12. It focuses on scientific and technological developments that create solutions to such pressing global challenges as food, energy, and protecting the environment.
New deadline is February 9, 2015.
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Tags: Dupont Challenge, Energy, Essay Contest, Grand Challenges
Posted on December 30th, 2014 by Mary Lord
In this activity, high school juniors and seniors learn such core chemistry concepts as reaction rates and thermodynamics by making and demonstrating their own Harry Potter-style “magic wands” (sparklers). The lab, which also can serve as a fun Advanced Placement course review, concludes with a class duel between wands of two different chemical compositions.
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Tags: Advanced Placement, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Class Activities, Energy, Grades 9-12, Harry Potter, Next Generation Science Standards, reaction rates, sparklers, STEM education, stochiometry, wand
Posted on December 11th, 2014 by Mary Lord
In this fun activity developed by St. Thomas University engineering associate professor AnnMarie Thomas, students of all ages learn the basic principles of electricity by fashioning circuits from play dough, batteries, and LEDs. No soldering necessary!
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Tags: afterschool activities, circuits, Class Activities, Electrical Engineering, electricity, Energy, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-5, LEDs, lights, Squishy Circuits, St. Thomas University, STEM education
Posted on October 21st, 2014 by Mary Lord
Shell Eco-marathon is a global challenge that motivates high school and college students to drive farther than their peers on one gallon of fuel. Student teams participate in one of or both the Prototype (futuristic design) and UrbanConcept (roadworthy, fuel-efficient) classes.
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Tags: Cars, Contest, Energy, fuel-efficiency, race, Shell Eco-marathon, STEM education