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  • “Articles and Editorials that help you step up to STEM. Practical advice on integrating common core standards, assessments, class room management, and growing STEM awareness in your school.”

    Tags: k-8, engineering, resources

  • “Agricultural engineering is the discipline of engineering in agricultural, food, and biological systems. Agricultural engineers design agricultural machinery and equipment and agricultural structures. Some specialties include power system and machinery design; structures and environment; and food and bioprocess engineering. They develop ways to conserve soil and water and to improve the processing of agricultural products. Agricultural engineers work in research and development, production, sales, or management. “

    Tags: k-8, engineering, biology

  • “Dr. Glenn Green, associate professor of pediatric otolaryngology, and Scott Hollister, professor of biomedical engineering & mechanical engineering and associate professor of surgery — used pioneering technology to come up with a solution. The University of Michigan Health System says Green and Hollister took a CT scan of Kaiba’s trachea/bronchus and then created a tracheal splint using 3D printing.”

    Tags: k-8, engineering, biomedical

  • “LEGO Mindstorms with Caroline Hanson. As teacher and member of the LEGO Education Advisory Panel, Caroline routinely uses LEGOs to teach her enrichment courses in reading, math, academic competition, and STEM topics to students at Aspen Middle School in Aspen, Colorado. Catherine talks to us about her experience with LEGO Mindstorms in the classroom and gives us a preview of the new LEGO Mindstorms EV3.”

    Tags: k-8, engineering, resources, lego, podcast, STEM

  • “For scientists and engineers in the new social robots field, finding out what gives a robot the appearance of emotion or personality is essential. In the case of these little LEGO walking bots, it is mostly a matter of the way they move. The particular motions and speed create a pattern of movement that we interpret as a personality”

    Tags: k-8, engineering, robotics, lego, video

  • Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two “astronauts” when they land.
    In this challenge, kids follow the engineering design process to: (1) design and build a shock-absorbing
    system out of paper, straws, and mini-marshmallows; (2) attach their shock absorber
    to a cardboard platform; and (3) improve their design based on testing results.”

    Tags: k-8, engineering, teaching, lesson

Posted from Diigo. The rest of Look Up! Educator Network group favorite links are here.

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