NASA – NASA Explorer Schools NASA Now Classroom Videos
“Join us in the Icing Research Tunnel at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, when aeromechanical engineer and icing specialist Judith VanZante gives a tour and explains how engineers apply simple concepts in physical science to create windy, cold and wet conditions for aircraft. VanZante explains the hazards of ice on aircraft, how it is formed, and why research on ice plays a major role in aeronautics. “
American Chemical Society
“American Chemical Society – Science for Kids”
8 Videogames to Get Your Kid Into Engineering | Game|Life | Wired.com
“Kids have always loved building things and solving problems, but before videogames, the best tools we could offer them were Lincoln Logs and Legos. Today, we can give them a whole lot more. Here are eight games you can use to help prepare your child’s brain for a life of building and engineering.”
Bruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots! | Video on TED.com
There’s a place in France where the robots do a dance. And that place is TEDxConcorde, where Bruno Maisonnier of Aldebaran Robotics choreographs a troupe of tiny humanoid Nao robots through a surprisingly emotive performance.
Bruno Maisonnier works at Aldebaran Robotics, maker of the tiny, compelling humanoid Nao.
Sum It Up: An Introduction to Static Equilibrium – Activity – www.TeachEngineering.org
“Students are introduced to static equilibrium by learning how forces and torques are balanced in a well-designed engineering structure. A tower crane is presented as a simplified two-dimensional case. Using Popsicle sticks and hot glue, student teams design, build and test a simple tower crane model according to these principles, ending with a team competition. “
Forces and Graphing – Activity – www.TeachEngineering.org
“explore forces acting on an object, to practice graphing experimental data, and/or to introduce the algebra concepts of slope and intercept of a line. A wooden 2×4 beam is set on top of two scales. Students learn how to conduct an experiment by applying loads at different locations along the beam, recording the exact position of the applied load and the reaction forces measured by the scales at each end of the beam”
iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » DIY: a maker site for kids
“DIY is an online club for kids to earn maker skills. Kids (otherwise known as Makers) share their creations and work with a larger online community and collect patches for the skills they learn. Each skill has a set of challenges that help kids learn different techniques and create something fantastic. When a child completes a maker challenge, they can add photos and video to their online portfolio to show off their creation.”
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