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Content Area: Geometry

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Flash to the Finish

Flash to the Finish In this unit, students will be dropped in a random location in Hawaii. They must design the most effective route for participants to meet at a central finish point. They will need to know their surroundings and understand various topographic features of the land. Students will focus on the characteristics of…
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Mimic Me!

Mimic Me! In this unit, students will design a new form of technology inspired by living things around the world. Their investigation will include hands-on exploration of different cell parts and their functions; basic block-based, graphical computer coding to present parts of a cell; and biomimicry ideation tools embedded in many of the lessons to…
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The Game of Life…Science

The Game of Life…Science Students will learn the 5th-grade life science content through a real-world problem: How can a game be designed that simulates the survival of plant and animal populations in an ecosystem as it undergoes environmental changes? Some of the changes that might occur are the introduction of a new population (including invasive…
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Sunshades and Shadows

Sunshades and Shadows Students participate in hands-on inquiry-based centers and guided activities to increase their knowledge of shadows and light.  Students explore and manipulate light, using a light source to simulate the sun at various times of day and observe shadows, create and measure shadows, and test how various types of media block light. Students…
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Space Age Wisdom

Space Age Wisdom In October 2012, a parachute jumper took a leap of science and stepped off a platform from an altitude of close to 24 miles above the Earth’s surface, breaking the 1959 space jump record. The parachute jumper’s team helped him to reach these heights with a helium balloon attached to a space…
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Pirate Ship Race

Pirate Ship Race Teams of student engineers are challenged to design, build and test a prototype pirate ship design.  The prototype ship is tested for its ability to float and to sail around obstacles in a baby pool while carrying a load consisting of a crew, food, and a retrieved hidden treasure. Students use force…
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Eco-Park Design

Eco-Park Design In this unit, student design teams create a plan for an Eco Park that achieves multiple goals for their client, the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF). Students gain knowledge about the ecology of various ecosystems and explore both positive and negative ways in which humans impact the environment. They brainstorm solutions for…
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Surviving the Storm

In this unit, students will compare the structural integrity of various shapes and materials in designing a temporary shelter.  When the weather turns extreme, homeless shelters can exceed capacity. In an effort to best prepare homeless shelters to support community homeless needs, students will be tasked to design a temporary structure for a single user.…
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Universal Cell Phone Sound Amplifier

Universal Cell Phone Sound Amplifier Student teams are challenged to create an energy-free speaker system for any hand-held device.  In order to effectively complete the design challenge, students will explore the wave behaviors and transfer of energy in a sound wave.  Students will also analyze the volume of the device and the speaker system as…
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Stop Stomping on Me

Stop Stomping on Me Student engineering teams assist a city that is building a new soccer field for the World Cup competition.  To protect the city’s precious groundwater, the city requires a field that is as environmentally sustainable as possible but also meets the needs of professional players.  Students are challenged to design the optimum…
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