The study of animals and plants allows scientists and engineers to develop applications for these lifeforms in the real world. This lesson focuses on helping students to understand how nature can lead to the development of an idea and subsequent mass production.
Students will research and report on specific plant industries (e.g., medical, housing, food, etc.).
Students will examine/research one fruit source in detail.
In this activity students work through a multiple phase process and are challenged to make parachutes that can successfully drop one or more eggs.
This is one of many test and measurement type activities that involve students in modeling what scientists and engineers do in the workplace.
This activity involves students in the processes behind recycling copper from pennies. Cost considerations based on water versus road transportation of copper for reclamation is incorporated.
This activity simulates the processes behind construction and the need for multiple individuals with specific skill sets to be successful in the construction of a building.