TeachEngineering Knovation's Spotlight: October 2017

Why It's Great

TeachEngineering provides STEM Curriculum for K-12: Standards-aligned hands-on lessons, activities and maker challenges for use in teaching science, engineering and math.

The Learning Resources

This collection offers five type of resources: lessons, activities, units, sprinkles, and maker challenges. Lessons provide students (and educators) with content knowledge to successfully work through the lessons’ corresponding activities. Activities give students a chance to move beyond worksheets and pencils for a more tangible learning experience gaining knowledge through active, project-based learning, rather than from a book, lecture or worksheet. While many activities are standalone, others pair with supporting lessons.

Units are cohesive collections of lessons and activities designed to be taught together. Each unit describes the suggested order to teach the associated lessons and activities. Sprinkles are abbreviated versions of the most popular activities, giving educators the opportunity t...

Information About TeachEngineering

TeachEngineering offers K-12 science, engineering, and math lessons and activities. Teachers can search by keyword or browse subjects, units, lessons, activities, and sprinkles (short engineering activities). Lessons and activities are aligned ...

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Students prepare for the associated activity in which they investigate acceleration by collecting acceleration vs. time data using the accelerometer of a sliding Android device. Based on the experimental set-up for the activity, students form hypotheses about the acceleration of the device. Different types of acceleration, including average, instantaneous and constant acc...

Human beings are fascinating and complex living organisms; a symphony of different functional systems working in concert. Through a 10-lesson series with hands-on activities, students are introduced to seven systems of the human body (skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, sensory, and reproductive) as well as genetics. At every stage, they are also intr...

This lesson introduces the concepts of wavelength and amplitude in transverse waves. In the associated activity, students will use ropes and their bodies to investigate different wavelengths and amplitudes.

Skyscrapers are one of the most glorified products of Civil Engineering and contain an interesting history of progress and development. In this lesson, the students will learn about the history of the world's tallest free standing structures and the basic design principles behind their success. Students will build their own newspaper skyscrapers with limited materials and...