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Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

 
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Science or Not

7th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to 7th Grade Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to 7th Grade Science
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Science is limited to the natural world and what we can perceive directly or indirectly with our senses.

 
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I Have to Teach Engineering??

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can I teach engineering? Take a look at this lesson on the basics of engineering and the design process.

 
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Dream Invention

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

If your students could invent anything, what steps would they need to invent it? Take a look at how inventors dream up the future and then make it happen.

 
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Thermal Protection Systems: Day 1

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use their knowledge of radiation, conduction, and convection to design thermal protection systems for NASA that will protect a spacecraft from burning up in the atmosphere!

 
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Exploring Radiation: Solar S'mores

6th Grade Science » Unit: Chemistry and Cooking
6th Grade Science » Unit: Chemistry and Cooking
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students love to cook and to eat. What better way to teach about solar heat than to make a solar oven and cook S'mores?!

 
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Pollution Lab Stations

7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students investigate the advantages, limitations, and consequences of new technologies as they utilize a water treatment and desalination process to purify water.

 
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Thermal Protection Systems: Day 2 and Day 3

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use their knowledge of radiation, conduction, and convection to design thermal protection systems for NASA that will protect a spacecraft from burning up in the atmosphere!

 
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Hot Air Balloon Challenge

8th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering and Design
8th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering and Design
Sean Gillette
Apple Valley, CA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Tissue paper and glue sticks are all that is needed to build a hot air balloon that can achieve tremendous heights.

 
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hot air balloon challenge
   

Build a Box To Catch a Grasshopper

8th Grade Science » Unit: End It With Engineering
8th Grade Science » Unit: End It With Engineering
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students rush through their sketches in their rush to get to the fun part, but they soon discover the importance of taking their time on the details as they attempt to build from another group's design plans.

Standards:
 
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Hot Air Balloons

8th Grade Science » Unit: End It With Engineering
8th Grade Science » Unit: End It With Engineering
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use the design process to create a hot air balloon that operates using candle power.

 
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Motorized Toy Project Launch (Lesson 1)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering
7th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What does it take to develop a new toy? Sample the engineering design process from RFP (Request for Proposal) to product.

 
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Designing a Wind Turbine (Part 2)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Wind Turbine Design
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Wind Turbine Design
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Content is king! Armed with answers to their own questions about wind turbines and content questions, students begin to learn the physics of wind blade design.

 
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Motorized Toy Project - The Request for Proposal (Lesson 2)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering
7th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How do you you know what kind of toy prototype to build?

 
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Motorized Toy Project- Building & Testing (Lesson 7)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering
7th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A new product needs test results to convince potential consumers it is the toy for them.

 
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Motorized Toy Project - The Corporation (Lesson 3)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering
7th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Developing a corporate name, logo & slogan to plan, build, test and market a new motorized toy prototype

 
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