In this series of investigations, students will develop an understanding of how magnets can be used to move large payloads such as an airplane. The unit will begin with a career connection activity. Next, students will investigate the properties of magnetism through station activities. Data collection and analysis software will be used to investigate the increase in force […]
Preschool and Kindergarten Unit In this unit, students will conduct scientific investigations and use the engineering design process to solve a problem related to the nursery rhyme: “Humpty Dumpty”. The scientific investigations will engage students in understanding weather patterns, recognizing signs of impending weather, sorting and describing materials, and building strong structures. The students will […]
In this unit students will be engineering a systematic strategy for determining the volume of several rectangular prisms without actually being able to see them. Student groups will be given several boxes which contain different sized rectangular prisms. The lids of these boxes will have a coordinate grid which extends into all four quadrants. Each […]
Students are challenged to design an ergonomic automobile driver’s seat. They will take into consideration body proportion measurements and comfort for the average-size students in their class. Students will engineer the seat based on data collected for student population measurements.
Through inquiry-based learning, students are able to experience and investigate the biogeochemical cycles. They utilize the engineering design process in order to design and construct compost bins. They also design a method for scientifically testing the validity of snack food companies’ advertisements that their packages are manufactured with 100% compostable materials. Throughout the composting process, […]