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  1. Size-Dependent Properties Stations

    01 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Madsen

    This activity involves comparing materials with and without nanotechnology. This handout includes a t-shirt, sunscreen, sand, plants, liquid crystal sheets, iron, and gold.

  2. Nanometer Scaling Activity

    01 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Madsen

    Activity involving math to relate the size of a nanometer to a meter.

  3. Self-Assembly Videos/Simulation Activity

    01 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Madsen

    Videos and a simulation to show self-assembly.

  4. Shape and SA/V Activity

    01 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Madsen

    Activity relating shape and size with surface area to volume ratio. This is a calculation-based activity.

  5. Surface Area to Volume Effects…Bet I can Beat'cha!

    01 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Madsen

    Activity relating surface area to volume ratio and rate of reactivity.

  6. Black Box Activity

    01 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Madsen

    Activity modeling how the atomic force microscope works.

  7. Gravitational vs. Electromagnetic Forces Activity

    01 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Madsen

    This activity compares the magnitude of gravitational and electromagnetic forces for small particles.

  8. Gummy Capsule Activity

    01 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Madsen

    Activity about the concept of self-assembly.

  9. "Does it Pour Out?" Activity

    01 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Madsen

    Activity comparing electromagnetic and gravitational forces.

  10. Surface Area to Volume Effects…What Affects Enzyme Activity?

    01 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Madsen

    Activity relating surface area to volume ratio and rate of decomposition.

  11. Surface Area to Volume Effects…Which Shape can Dissolve the Fastest?

    01 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Madsen

    Activity relating surface area to volume ratio and rate of dissolution.

  12. How Big is It? Activity

    01 Apr 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Madsen

    This activity teaches the concept of size and scale.

  13. Notebook and Sketching Workshop

    11 Jun 2015 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Todd Richard Kelley

    This is year-5 notebook and sketching workshop. This presentation highlights the key elements of engineer's notebooks as well as critical features needed for effective design sketches.

  14. Design Sketching Instruction

    11 Jun 2015 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Todd Richard Kelley

    The presentation can be used to help students see authentic examples of design sketches of Thomas Edison and Rube Goldberg. Teaching the role of sketching is as important as teaching how to sketch.

  15. Design Brief Template

    09 Jun 2015 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Todd Richard Kelley

    This file provides the SLED template for creating a design brief

  16. Zombie Apocalypse Activity for Indiana Highschool Students

    06 May 2015 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Steven Smith (contributor), Ann Bessenbacher (contributor)

    Zombie Apocalypse Activity used for the High School Purdue GIS Day 2014, although the materials could be used for any time and class.Just when we thought it was safe … another outbreak of the deadly Zombie Virus #372 has arisen. This time, it is in Indianapolis, Indiana, a metropolitan area of...

  17. Coursework Writing Help

    19 Aug 2014 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): janifar soloman

    Are you one of those advance study students muddling with confusion and fear about writing Essays, Articles, Research Papers, Thesis, Reports and Term Papers? Your hesitation may be based on your lack of knowledge and skill, to write fluently in English with cogence, meaningful text with...

  18. Sources of Variation - Wolf reintroduction, David Bos

    27 Aug 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David Bos

    Biological question:•How has wolf reintroduction into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) affected animals and plant at all tropic levels?oHelps students understand and apply the concept of trophic cascades and food websStatistical content:•Graphical and tabular observational data from...

  19. simple circuits jigsaw activity- definition cards

    14 Jun 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Todd Richard Kelley

    Here are card templates for definitions for bulb, battery, switch, and wire to use with the jigsaw activity

  20. Teaming - cooperative learning presentation

    13 Jun 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Todd Richard Kelley

    This is a powerpoint set of slides of teaming and cooperative learning techniques