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3D Printing, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and G-Code Basics
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Students learn how 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is revolutionizing the manufacturing process. First, students learn what considerations to make in the engineering design process to print an object with quality and to scale. Students learn the basic principles of how a computer-aided design (CAD) model is converted to a series of data points then turned into a program that operates the 3D printer. The activity takes students through a step-by-step process on how a computer can control a manufacturing process through defined data points. Within this activity, students also learn how to program using basic G-code to create a wireframe 3D shapes that can be read by a 3D printer or computer numerical control (CNC) machine.

Subject:
Computer Science
Geometry
Measurement and Data
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
Activities
Author:
Matthew Jourden
Date Added:
05/04/2019
3.MD How Heavy?
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important aspects of the task and its potential use.

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Measurement and Data
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
11/17/2020
3.MD India's Bathroom Tiles
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important aspects of the task and its potential use.

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Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
11/17/2020
3.MD Introducing the Distributive Property
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important aspects of the task and its potential use.

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Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
11/17/2020
5.MD Breaking Apart Composite Solids
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important aspects of the task and its potential use.

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Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
11/17/2020
Add and Subtract Compound Metric Units
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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to give fifth graders an overview of addition and subtraction of weights (metric units).

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 Elementary Math
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Adding Unit Lengths in One Step English Units
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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach second graders about adding unit lengths in one step (english units).

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 Elementary Math
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Addition and Subtraction of Liters Applications
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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach third graders about one step addition and subtraction - word problems.

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 Elementary Math
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Addition of Compound Unit Capacities Word Problems
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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach fifth graders about addition of compound unit capacities - word problems.

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 Elementary Math
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Addition of Sequential Capacities Word Problems
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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach third graders about addition of sequential capacities - word problems.

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 Elementary Math
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Applications Metric Lengths and Distance Addition
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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach fifth graders about total distance without unit conversion (metric units).

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 Elementary Math
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Applications of Metric Addition and Subtraction
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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach fifth graders about adding and subtracting lengths (metric units).

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 Elementary Math
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Applications of Systems of Equations: An Electronic Circuit
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Does the real-world application of science depend on mathematics? In this activity, students answer this question as they experience a real-world application of systems of equations. Given a system of linear equations that mathematically models a specific circuit—students start by solving a system of three equations for the currents. After becoming familiar with the parts of a breadboard, groups use a breadboard, resistors and jumper wires to each build the same (physical) electric circuit from the provided circuit diagram. Then they use voltmeters to measure the current flow across each resistor and calculate the current using Ohm’s law. They compare the mathematically derived current values to the measured values, and calculate the percentage difference of their results. This leads students to conclude that real-world applications of science do indeed depend on mathematics! Students make posters to communicate their results and conclusions. A pre/post-activity quiz and student worksheet are provided. Adjustable for math- or science-focused classrooms.

Subject:
Algebra
Measurement and Data
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
Activities
Author:
Marianne Livezey
Date Added:
11/01/2017
Area of Squares and Rectangles
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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach third graders an overview of area of squares and rectangles - word problems.

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 Elementary Math
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Bio-Engineering: Making and Testing Model Proteins
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Students act as if they are biological engineers following the steps of the engineering design process to design and create protein models to replace the defective proteins in a child’s body. Jumping off from a basic understanding of DNA and its transcription and translation processes, students learn about the many different proteins types and what happens if protein mutations occur. Then they focus on structural, transport and defense proteins during three challenges posed by the R&D; bio-engineering hypothetical scenario. Using common classroom supplies such as paper, tape and craft sticks, student pairs design, sketch, build, test and improve their own protein models to meet specific functional requirements: to strengthen bones (collagen), to capture oxygen molecules (hemoglobin) and to capture bacteria (antibody). By designing and testing physical models to accomplish certain functional requirements, students come to understand the relationship between protein structure and function. They graph and analyze the class data, then share and compare results across all teams to determine which models were the most successful. Includes a quiz, three worksheets and a reference sheet.

Subject:
Measurement and Data
Biology
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
Activities
Author:
Beth Podoll
Lauren Sako
Date Added:
06/07/2018
Biochar: Measuring and Improving Soil Function
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Students learn how to manipulate the behavior of water by using biochar—a soil amendment used to improve soil functions. As a fluid, water interacts with soil in a variety of ways. It may drain though a soil’s non-solid states, or its “pores”; lay above the soil; or move across cell membranes via osmosis. In this experiment, students solve the specific problem of standing water by researching, designing, and engineering solutions that enable water to drain faster. This activity is designed for students to explore how biochar helps soils to act as “sponges” in order to retain more water.

Subject:
Measurement and Data
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
Activities
Author:
Chetan Sawhney
Date Added:
09/14/2018
Body Motion Vector Visualization
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Students learn how engineers gather data and model motion using vectors. They learn about using motion-tracking tools to observe, record, and analyze vectors associated with the motion of their own bodies. They do this qualitatively and quantitatively by analyzing several examples of their own body motion. As a final presentation, student teams act as engineering consultants and propose the use of (free) ARK Mirror technology to help sports teams evaluate body mechanics. A pre/post quiz is provided.

Subject:
Computer Science
Measurement and Data
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
Activities
Author:
Jackson Reimers
Date Added:
08/30/2018
Build the Biggest Box
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Student pairs are given 10 minutes to create the biggest box possible using one piece of construction paper. Teams use only scissors and tape to each construct a box and determine how much puffed rice it can hold. Then, to meet the challenge, they improve their designs to create bigger boxes. They plot the class data, comparing measured to calculated volumes for each box, seeing the mathematical relationship. They discuss how the concepts of volume and design iteration are important for engineers. Making 3-D shapes also supports the development of spatial visualization skills. This activity and its associated lesson and activity all employ volume and geometry to cultivate seeing patterns and understanding scale models, practices used in engineering design to analyze the effectiveness of proposed design solutions.

Subject:
Mathematics
Geometry
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Aaron Lamplugh
Maia Vadeen
Malinda Zarske
Nathan Coyle
Russell Anderson
Ryan Sullivan
Date Added:
02/17/2021
CS Fundamentals 5.16: Simulating Experiments
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In this context-setting lesson, students will run and collect data from a simple simulation in Sprite Lab. After running the simulation multiple times, students will have an opportunity to predict how changing a variable in the simulation might impact the outcome and test that hypothesis. This lesson aligns to national Computer Science standards from CSTA.

Subject:
Computer Science
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Code.org
Provider Set:
Computer Science Fundamentals
Date Added:
05/18/2021
CS Fundamentals 5.17: Outbreak
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This lesson combines skill-building around events with a mini-project where students get to build their own computer simulation in Sprite Lab. Students will study the simulation to understand how quickly a virus can spread and what can be done to slow it down. This lesson aligns to national Computer Science standards from CSTA.

Subject:
Computer Science
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Code.org
Provider Set:
Computer Science Fundamentals
Date Added:
05/18/2021
CS Fundamentals 5.18: Al for Oceans
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In this exploratory lesson, students will train a machine learning model by classifying fish and other objects. This lesson aligns to national Computer Science standards from CSTA.

Subject:
Computer Science
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Code.org
Provider Set:
Computer Science Fundamentals
Date Added:
05/18/2021
Calculating and Comparing Capacities with Illustrations Metric Units
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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach third graders about calculating and comparing capacities with illustrations (metric units).

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 Elementary Math
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Can SpaceX's BFR send the first humans to Mars?
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Students first read an article on how SpaceX's reusable rockets could revolutionize space travel. They then conduct an investigation with straw rockets and a rubber band to test how elastic potential energy is converted into gravitational potential energy. Students then read an article on the new SpaceX rocket design that could take hundreds of people to Mars and discuss where humans should explore in outer space.

Subject:
Measurement and Data
Science
Earth and Space Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Lesson
Reading
Student Guide
Author:
Chris Anderson
Date Added:
08/23/2019
Capacity Comparison Problems with Illustrations Word Problems
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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach second graders about capacity comparison problems with illustrations - word problems.

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 Elementary Math
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Capacity Problems with Illustrations Word Problems
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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach second graders about capacity problems with illustrations - word problems.

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 Elementary Math
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Chicken Pox Math
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In this lesson students will listen to a story of a boy with chicken pox and participate in a class discussion of chicken pox and what to do when you have a contagious disease. They will incorporate math by graphing who in the class has had the disease. They will draw chicken pox on an outline of a child, then practice mathematical concepts with the spots.

Subject:
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
02/16/2021
Choosing the Correct Unit with Liters or Milliliters
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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach fifth graders about choosing the correct unit with liters or milliliters.

Subject:
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 Elementary Math
Date Added:
11/18/2020