Waves and Engineering: Using Waves To Meet Societal Needs and Wants
Big Idea:Students test their prototype earthquake resistant structures, and are introduced to analog and digital signals. What's the connection of analog and digital signals to earthquakes? It's all about how waves impact our lives in the real world!
Big Idea:Engineering is often left out when teaching STEM classes. Students have seen how inquiry can be used to help explain phenomena that are backed by evidence. This challenge gives students the opportunity to incorporate their inquiry skills to solve a need.
Big Idea:The EM Spectrum has infiltrated many aspects of our everyday lives, whether we realize it or not. The goal of this web quest is for students to develop an understanding of the common ways we are affected, both positive and negative.
Big Idea:For social animals such as whales, the use of sound is extremely important for communicating with others and sensing their environment in the absence of light. But how does sound travel under water?
Big Idea:Content is king! Armed with answers to their own questions about nuclear energy, students develop design ideas for solving the problem, "Why is it important to design a nuclear waste facility?"