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card house
Partner Contributed
Jun 19 2014
Source: IEEE
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Lesson focuses on issues civil engineers face, including critical load and how to reinforce the design of a structure to hold more weight.
chairlift
Partner Contributed
Jun 19 2014
Source: IEEE
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Lesson focuses on unique challenges in transportation engineering, such as devising a method for skiers or hikers to get to the top of a mountain. Students work in teams to design a "chair lift" out of everyday items that can transport a ping pong ball in a chair of their own design from the bottom of a "valley" to the top of a "mountain" along a clothes line or wire without the ball falling out. Students design their chairlift and chair on paper, execute their design, test it, reflect on the challenge, and share their experiences with the class.
Ferris wheel
Partner Contributed
Jun 19 2014
Source: IEEE
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Lesson focuses on the engineering behind big wheels (sometimes called Ferris wheels). Teams of students explore the engineering behind the "London Eye," explore the history of big wheels, and construct a working wheel model using pasta, glue, and teabags.

Strategies & Tutorials

Partner Contributed
Oct 27 2011
Source: NYSCI
3.25
By asking good questions, teachers can further student thinking, incite student curiosity and help students learn to question and explore the world around them. Watch this video to learn more!
Partner Contributed
Oct 27 2011
Source: NYSCI
5
KWL (what you know, what you want to know, and what you learned) is a teaching strategy that helps teachers assess student understanding and interest.
Partner Contributed
Mar 21 2011
Source: NYSCI
3.5
The way you arrange the physical layout of your classroom can affect student performance. Classroom management, flow, lesson objectives and the needs of your students’ are all factors to consider.
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