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Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

 
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One Scientific Method?...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:

There is no one way to "do" science, different sources describe the scientific method in different ways. However, they all incorporate the same concepts and principles.

 
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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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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 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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Balsa Wood Airplane Challenge #1

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

Using a balsa wood airplane students are able to time the plane's flight and determine the distance traveled in order to calculate the plane's speed.

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

To market your toy you need more than just test results. You need to show your audience what it will look like

 
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Motorized Toy Project - Team Resumes (Lesson 4)

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

The motorized toy company has three major roles where each student on the team takes a lead role.

 
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Motorized Toy Project - Research Similar Toys (Lesson 5)

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

How do you know there is a market for your new motorized toy?

 
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Motorized Toy Project - Preparing the Pitch (Lesson 9)

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

You have toiled with designing and testing a new motorized toy - how do you showcase your ideas?

 
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