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Lesson Name: How Fast and How Far (Click to view lesson)
Description:
The basic goal of this project is for students to practice measuring a variety of speeds. They are required to choose at least one speed to measure from each of three lists and they are encouraged to measure additional speeds of their own choosing.

Developed By: Barry Newman
Suggested Grades: 8
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Geometry (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This lesson will expose students to geometry in engineering.

Developed By: Robert Sorenson
Suggested Grades: 6, 7, 8
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: Traffic Jams: Clearing Traffic-flow in the Hallways. (Previously titled: Poundin' the Halls at Pound School (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Purpose: Students will locate and identify areas that cause congestion in the pedestrian traffic flow of their school hallways. They will compute optimal rates of traffic flow by determining the average area occupied by a walking pedestrian, determining the available traffic area, and observing and measuring the rates of change through bottlenecks/choke points. Students will collect data, interpret results, construct displays, and develop plans for reducing congestion in specified areas of their schools. Extension: Students could develop alternate traffic flow plans for their schools in the event of evacuation drills, i.e. fire drills, bomb threats, etc.

Developed By: Gary Furse
Suggested Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Subjects: Math, Engineering




Lesson Name: Physics of Boat Racing (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Using Boat Races to Demonstrate Newton’s Laws.

Developed By: Patrick Kocsis
Suggested Grades: 7, 8
Subjects: Math, Science, Engineering




Lesson Name: Design of a Sustainable and Strong Structure using Catenaries (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This is an exploratory-application requiring creative thinking and creative problem solving which is critical for future leadership/success. Students will discuss structural components used for home construction, bridges, throughout the history of Architecture . Students will be tasked with designing and fabricating a structure using catenaries.

Developed By: Lee Kallstrom
Suggested Grades: 7, 8
Subjects: Math, Science, Engineering




Lesson Name: Environmental Engineering Applied to Feedlots (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will explore how Environmental Engineers calculate rainwater runoff to prevent local water contamination. The focal point of this exploration is a feedlot.

Developed By: Marie Nielsen
Suggested Grades: 8
Subjects: Science, Engineering




Lesson Name: RFIDs and the Future (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will learn what radio waves are. They will know the difference between UPC and RFIDs. They will be able to have a real life experience using RFIDs.

Developed By: Travis Jelken
Suggested Grades: 7, 8
Subjects: Math, Science, Engineering




Lesson Name: G-Force in Crashes (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Analyzing car crashes and calculating the G-Force that the driver will undertake in the crash.

Developed By: Darrel Branz
Suggested Grades: 9
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: Why can't they all be green? (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will use d = rt to determine when lights should turn green for continuous traffic. They will also solve systems of equations to determine when a light needs to be red to avoid collision.

Developed By: Michelle Vulgamott
Suggested Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: Engineering Bridge Structures (Click to view lesson)
Description:
In this lesson, students will construct a structure that will support a 12 oz. can of soda, using the materials provided.

Developed By: Charmain Satree
Suggested Grades: 9, 10
Subjects: Industrial Technology, Engineering




Lesson Name: Real-World Applications of RFID (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will be introduced to the concept of RFID technology. They will learn the basics parts and functions as well as the programming of RFID's. Students will be shown real-world applications to this emerging technology.

Developed By: Mike Rogers
Suggested Grades: 9, 10
Subjects: Industrial Technology




Lesson Name: Transportation Safety (Click to view lesson)
Description:
In this lesson, students will learn about safety in transportation. They will conduct a case study of a stretch of roadway. They then will have to accurately calculate the speed of traffic, figure out the compliance ratio, and come up with some solutions to increase transportation safety on this stretch of roadway.

Developed By: Benjamin Brachle
Suggested Grades: 9, 10
Subjects: Industrial Technology, Engineering




Lesson Name: Got Inertia? (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This lesson about inertia will use various illustrations, animations, and video to explain inertia, the importance of transportation engineering, and why it is important to wear seat belts

Developed By: Rich Powers
Suggested Grades: 7, 8
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Transportation Problem Solving (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This lesson allows students to work through the 4 steps of problem solving. Using these 4 steps, students solve a problem that introduces them to how food is transported from the field to the factory.

Developed By: Sara Stewart
Suggested Grades: 7, 8
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: The Egg Crash (Click to view lesson)
Description:
In this activity we are studying the force needed to crack an egg in a student constructed vehicle. We want to build a vehicle that will protect the egg with the greatest amount of force before it cracks.

Developed By: Gayle Ellison
Suggested Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Distance Formula/Bridge Building (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will use the distance formula to make the shortest bridge, yet under budget, from two points over land and water.

Developed By: Eric Lockert
Suggested Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math, Engineering




Lesson Name: RFID Triangulation (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will work with equations and graphing of lines. Concepts of slopes, slope-intercept form, degrees, coordinates are all covered. This is designed for Advanced Algebra. But, it could also work for Algebra 1 and Geometry as well.

Developed By: Stuart Lenz
Suggested Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: May the forces be with you! (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This lesson develops Newton's third law and impulse/momentum as it applies to crash wall tests.

Developed By: Mark Shearer
Suggested Grades: 11, 12
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Walking Rates / Blinking Hands (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will calculate walking rates and then apply this information to an engineering problem about regulating cross-walk lights. Students will have the opportunity to connect their classroom math lessons to a real-world problem.

Developed By: Sarah Crose
Suggested Grades: 6, 7, 8
Subjects: Math, Engineering




Lesson Name: Damaging Angles (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Learn about the relationship between supplementary angles in car accidents

Developed By: Cindy Nash
Suggested Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: Crash Data (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will use real-life data from a crash test to determine the speed of a vehicle. Students will learn how to apply their knowledge of the Distance Formula.

Developed By: Todd Noble
Suggested Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math, Engineering




Lesson Name: Using Logger Pro for Video Analysis (Click to view lesson)
Description:
The lesson plan is designed to allow students to learn to use Logger Pro to analyze video with the end product being the analysis of a crash test video followed by a discussion of the effectiveness and designs of road safety barriers.

Developed By: Jerel Welker
Suggested Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math, Science, Industrial Technology, Engineering




Lesson Name: Motion and YOU (Click to view lesson)
Description:
While moving objects are very common in our daily lives, measuring the motion of an object is a very sophisticated notion. In these activities, students will be introduced to three useful ways of measuring and describing motion: Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration.

Developed By: Mary Herrington
Suggested Grades: 7, 8
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Transportation Engineering for Middle Level Math (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will practice rates, ratios, percentages and data collection using a simulated video of traffic passing the school.

Developed By: Vicki Sorensen
Suggested Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: How Bad Was It? (Click to view lesson)
Description:
In this lesson the students will use a program called Logger Pro to analyze a video clip to determine the impulse force acting on the crash test dummy. The activity is followed by discussion of the amount of damage impulse forces can cause to the human body. There are a couple of video clips that address how engineers try to reduce these forces during a collision. If you do not have logger pro you can download a trial version from http://www.vernier.com/ or other sources on the internet. (becareful because some of the trial versions will not allow you to insert a video clip)

Developed By: Peter Gomez
Suggested Grades: 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Cam and Linkage Motion/Mystery boxes (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This is a lesson that could be a follow-up to the mystery unit in the English Anthology. The students will apply foreshadowing, prediction, collection of evidence. This is a great introduction lesson at the beginning of the school year.

Developed By: Donna West
Suggested Grades: 6, 7, 8
Subjects: Science, Engineering




Lesson Name: Stopping Distance (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This lesson provides formulas and an experiment to measure the speed of cars on the highway and how it relates to stopping distance.

Developed By: Bob Williams
Suggested Grades: 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: How GPS systems work (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Using GPS systems and how the are used in the trucking industry. Also discuss how GPS systems are used in other parts of the business world.

Developed By: Larry St.Hilaire
Suggested Grades: 8, 9, 10
Subjects: Science, Industrial Technology, Engineering




Lesson Name: Vehicle Stopping Distance (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This is a lesson that requires students to gather data from observing street traffic and then calculate speed of vehicles. They then predict stopping distance at certain speeds with certain road conditions.

Developed By: Nicholas Reding
Suggested Grades: 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Researching Transportation, Distribution & Logistics (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Exploring careers in distribution and logistics.

Developed By: David Stairs
Suggested Grades: 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Industrial Technology




Lesson Name: Car Crash Barriers (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will use inquiry to build a barrier out of given supplies that will lessen the force of a concrete block on a friction car.

Developed By: Wally Mason
Suggested Grades: 7, 8
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Bridge Repair (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students need to repair a simulated beam bridge. They get random daily and office style supplies to increase the bridges strength as much as possible. Each supply is worth a certain economic value so they are going for economic efficiency of the repair.

Developed By: Randy Stribley
Suggested Grades: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math, Science, Industrial Technology, Engineering




Lesson Name: Zip Line (Click to view lesson)
Description:
In this lesson, students use the Engineering Design Process to design and construct a ping-pong ball carrier to be used on a zip line.

Developed By: David Shabram
Suggested Grades: 7, 8
Subjects: Engineering




Lesson Name: Clever Levers (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This lesson will introduce a lever as one type of simple machine. Students will learn about the parts of a lever and how it can achieve mechanical advantage.

Developed By: Jesse Andres
Suggested Grades: 7, 8
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: The Scientific Method: The Best Raft (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will learn how to use the scientific method through building and modifying structures.

Developed By: Crystal Klein
Suggested Grades: 8, 9, 10
Subjects: Science, Engineering




Lesson Name: Applications of Parabolas--Vertical Crest Road Design (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will come up with the equations of the parabolas used in the design of Highway overpasses based on the entrance grade, exit grade and initial elevation

Developed By: John Catlett
Suggested Grades: 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: Crash Test Dummy (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Today we will be going over Newton 3rd Law of Motion. We will first learn about what is the Law and then learn about real world situations.

Developed By: John Huber
Suggested Grades: 8
Subjects: Science, Engineering




Lesson Name: Crash Test Egg (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Using a pre-made apparatus to simulate crashes of \"egg cars\" at different speeds, with eggs as simulated occupants, incorporating Newton\'s three laws.

Developed By: Philip Monroe
Suggested Grades: 9
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Speed Limits (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will collect data of vehicle speeds on a major street near our school and work through the process of determining speed limits with a visit from a civil engineer.

Developed By: Michelle Kunze
Suggested Grades: 8
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: Falling Marble (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will see a marble dropped through a PVC pipe at an incline, roll off the table, and hit the ground. The students will need to use their knowledge of the Falling Object model and the Distance Formula to predict where the marble will hit with a given speed. They will also be asked to find the equation of the parabola formed when the marble falls off the table.

Developed By: Kyle Schumann
Suggested Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math, Science




Lesson Name: Off Road Math (Click to view lesson)
Description:
The lesson teaches students about an important characteristic of lines: their slope. Slope can be determined either in graphical or algebraic form. Slope can also be described as positive, negative, zero, or undefined. Students get an explanation of when and how these different types of slope occur. Finally, students learn how slope relates to parallel and perpendicular lines. When two lines are parallel, they have the same slope and when they are perpendicular their slopes are negative reciprocals of one another.

Developed By: Stephanie Brandyberry
Suggested Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: Traffic Jam (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will be presented with a traffic flow issue through video. The students are to come up with ways to alleviate traffic and solve the major issues.

Developed By: Christina Argo
Suggested Grades: 7, 8
Subjects: Math, Science, Engineering




Lesson Name: Momentum and Impulse in Car Crashes (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will use momentum and impulse to analyze collisions.

Developed By: Jeremy Scheffler
Suggested Grades: 11, 12
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Roundabouts (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will learn what a roundabout is and why it is used to control traffic flow. During this lesson students will draw/build a roundabout and a regular signal intersection. Students will find the point of contacts, then use information to find diameter and circumference of the roundabout. Students will then use the Stopping Sight Distance formula for 3 different speeds.

Developed By: Diane Swartzlander
Suggested Grades: 6, 7, 8
Subjects: Math, Engineering




Lesson Name: Distance Formula with Bus Routes (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will use the distance formula to find the distances between the stops on the StarTran to determine when the next bus will arrive.

Developed By: Chelsea Hoglund
Suggested Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math, Engineering




Lesson Name: RFID (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This lesson is a brief introduction on RFID and how it is used in our daily lives and new ways it is being used.

Developed By: Justina Gregory
Suggested Grades: 8, 9, 10
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Geometric Roadway Design (Click to view lesson)
Description:
During the initial lesson, students will create their own roadway using online design software. The original roadway design can be referenced throughout an Advanced Algebra course during topics such as: linear equations, quadratics, piecewise functions, and conic sections.

Developed By: Annmarie Thomas
Suggested Grades: 10
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: Introduction to Technologies used in Geoscience (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Lesson is a quick introduction to remote sensing technologies used in Geoscience.

Developed By: Adam Skoda
Suggested Grades: 9
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Using GPS to calculate area (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This lesson allows students to use a GPS device to calculate the area of a parking lot, odd shaped lot, etc.

Developed By: Christy Kreutzer
Suggested Grades: 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math, Engineering




Lesson Name: Let's Talk Logistics! (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Computing travel time between two cities using and comparing different modes of transportation involving the transporting of various goods.

Developed By: Rita Hillhouse
Suggested Grades: 7
Subjects: Math, Engineering




Lesson Name: Operation Egg Drop (Click to view lesson)
Description:
The basic goal of this project is for students to explore forces and motion by designing an egg drop device to protect an egg when dropped from a specified height. Materials are limited to challenge students in the design process. A major learning outcome includes Newton's Laws of Motion. This lesson assumes that gravity and Newton's Laws have been taught prior to implementation. This lesson works to solidify concepts related to those topics.

Developed By: Jordan Rhodes
Suggested Grades: 7, 8, 9
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Pendulum inquiry (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This lesson will use inquiry to explore the scientific method and periodic motion. It can be expanded to include conservation of energy and formulas for GPE and KE

Developed By: Philip Monroe
Suggested Grades: 8, 9, 10
Subjects: Science




Lesson Name: Approximating the Area Under a Curve (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This lesson is introducing the concept of using rectangles to estimate the area under a curve.

Developed By: Sara Bonn
Suggested Grades: 11, 12
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: Stopping Distance (Click to view lesson)
Description:
This is a great lesson for the beginning of the year to introduce Think-Pair-Share for the students to learn how to work in groups and get comfortable discussing a new topic. This is also used for students to work on substituting values into a formula.

Developed By: Chelsea Hoglund
Suggested Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects: Math, Science, Industrial Technology, Engineering




Lesson Name: test (Click to view lesson)
Description:
this is to test text boxes

Developed By: Matt Motter
Suggested Grades: 7
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: Reimann Sums (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will explore finding the area under a curve using Left Rectangular, Right Rectangular, and Midpoint Rectangular Approximation Methods.

Developed By: Sara Bonn
Suggested Grades: 12
Subjects: Math




Lesson Name: Lava! (Click to view lesson)
Description:
In this lab students will analyze and collect data of the 4 factors that affect lava flow: Temperature, Thickness, Volume and Slope. Once data is analyzed, students will apply knowledge of the data to engineer a solution for a model town that will experience a lava flow.

Developed By: John Spehn
Suggested Grades: 6, 7, 8
Subjects: Science, Engineering




Lesson Name: Newton's Boats (Click to view lesson)
Description:
Students will investigate Newton's 3 Laws through inquiry.

Developed By: Scott Tingelhoff
Suggested Grades: 8
Subjects: Science