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Lesson Overview
Lesson Title:

Miss. Justina Gregory (Primary)

Brief 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.

Topics Introduced:
RFID, Electromagnetic spectrum

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Curriculum Framework Components Addressed:
Logistics Planning and Management Services
Suggested Grade Levels:
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade

Standards Taught:
8.3.3 Science 2003

Lesson Information
Learning Expectations:

-The students will know what is RFID
-The students will know what are radio waves and the electromagnetic spectrum
-The students will be able know different uses of RFID

Plan Of Action:

1) Show students a quick video of a man putting things into his pockets at the grocery store and then walking out and having the security guard stop him and tell him he forgot his receipt and ask them how is it possible?

2) Introduce RFID through a powerpoint presentation and passing out examples as we talk about the different uses.

3) Ask the students how they could or would use this technology into their daily lives or futuristically. Also read an article about schools in California and how they used it to track attendance and ask the students how they feel about that happening at their school.

4)Have the students scan items using a scanner and RFID.

5) Have students get into groups and play a video game that was developed with the rfid technology.

6) The next class period the students will meet college students from UNL and go in depth about RFID or we may take a trip to Lincoln to see the lab and get a presentation.

Data Set Used:

Information from the RFID presentation powerpoint which came from UNL.

Materials Needed:

RFID reader and tags, scanner, Mattel game systems, computer

Powerpoint presentation:

Preparation Period:

Setting up the powerpoint presentation, setting up the scanner and rfid instruments and hooking up the game systems. Also if we take a trip to UNL the planning and permission period will be needed. If students come from UNL it would take time to check and see availability for them.

Implementation Period:

-First quarter

-Total time of 80 minutes with presenters

-A half day in Lincoln

Science, Math, Engineering and / or Technology Implications:

-The students will know what is RFID
-The students will know what are Radio waves and the electromagnetic spectrum
-The students will be able know different uses of RFID

Unexpected Results:

That students will want to be engineers after hearing the presentations and trip to UNL

Considerations for Diversity in Education:

All students of diverse backgrounds have seen RFID but did not know the name of the technology. The chip that is implanted into pets will be the only technology that not all economic backgrounds will know about.

Lesson Files
RFID presentation
Radio frequency identifation powerpoint
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