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TITLE GRADE(S) SUBJECT TEKS DESCRIPTION
Build Your Own Robot Arm High School

Middle School
Technology Applications, 6,7,8

Science, 6,7,8

Concepts of Engineering and Technology

Engineering Design and Presentation
126.14-16


112.18-20

130.362



130.365
Working in teams, students build a robot arm from basic materials. This arm should be capable of lifting an empty Styrofoam cup.

Note: The instructions give students an incorrect link to a NASA document; the correct link is http://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/Humans_Robots.pdf.
This New House High School Digital Art and Animation

Modeling and Animation

Geometry

Mathematical Models with Applications

Chemistry

Graphic Design and Illustration

Printing and Imaging Technology
126.43


126.43


111.41

111.43


112.35

130.88


130.96
Students design a house using sustainable architecture.
S.O.S. Student Out and Stranded High School Digital Video and Audio Design

Earth and Space Science

Physics

Principles of Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications

Audio/Video Production
126.45


112.36


112.39

130.82




130.85
Teams are asked to create a video showing a group who becomes lost, finds an abandoned house, and must construct a flashlight, compass, and telegraph to help rescuers locate them.
Rock Around the County High School Digital Design and Media Production

Earth and Space Science

Environmental Systems

Principles of Information Technology
126.41


112.36


112.37


130.272
Students create an exhibit, a virtual tour, and/or a driving tour brochure about local geology for a local museum or tourism commission.
Keeping Afloat High School

Middle School
3D Modeling & Animation

Science, 6

Earth & Space Science

Engineering Design & Problem Solving
126.43


112.18

112.36


130.373
Students learn how buildings are damaged in earthquakes. They are challenged to develop design strategies capable of withstanding liquefaction during earthquakes.
Curiosity Killed the App High School

Middle School
Technology Applications, Grades 6, 7, 8

Robotics Programming & Design

Science, Grades 6, 7, 8

Integrated Physics & Chemistry

Earth & Space Science

Concepts of Engineering & Technology

Engineering Design & Problem Solving
112.14-16



126.40



112.18-20


112.38


112.36


130.362



139.363
Students need a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT base set, an Android mobile device with the Curiosity Killed the App Rover Sim app installed, and access to App Inventor (online at http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/). Students learn the software/system design process, which is closely related to the engineering design process, as they study the Mars Curiosity rover and design and create a similar remote-controlled vehicle.
Built to Last High School 3-D Modeling and Animation

Mathematical Models with Applications
126.43


111.43
Students will create a multimedia presentation using Design Workshop Lite (a free software program) to generate different views of a historical monument or building.
America's Navy: STEM for the Classroom High School Robotics Programming and Design

Concepts of Engineering and Technology

Engineering Design and Problem Solving

Geometry

Precalculus

Mathematical Models with Applications

Physics
126.40



130.362



130.373


111.41

111.42

111.43


112.39
This Navy STEM website has a variety of projects, each of which includes lesson plans and an interactive PowerPoint. At the time the site was added here, the projects were
  • Robotics and Future Technology
  • Sonar and Echolocation
  • Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power
  • GPS and Navigation
  • Oceanography and Meteorology
  • The Science of Diving
  • Jets in Flight
  • Future Fleet

The TEKS listed are a brief list and TEKS covered by individual projects may differ.

 

Other Technology Resources

TITLE TYPE DESCRIPTION
Scratch Programming Scratch is a free programming language that allows students to create interactive stories, games, and animations.
Alice Programming Alice is free and provides tools and materials to teach computer programming in a 3D environment.
Construct 2 Programming This HTML5 game creator requires no programming. A free edition is available.
Game-Based Learning Ideas from ISTE Gaming Andrew Miller's blog entry explains how computer games can be used in the classroom. Mr. Miller also provides links for other resources. Written in 2013.
Inkelwriter Literacy Inkelwriter allows students to write interactive stories. Although students have to sign up and create a password, the publisher allows students to create a unique name that includes their school and then gives them a password.
Khan Academy Videos Videos tutoring students in math, science, economics and finance, humanities, and computer programming.
TED Ed Videos Educational video lessons.
Teaching Channel Videos Educational videos created by teachers, for teachers.
Science 360 Videos Videos The Science 360 website has a large collection of videos that can enhance classes in astronomy & space; chemistry; Earth & environment; K-12 & education; life sciences; mathematics; medical sciences; people & society; physics; technology & engineering.
EdTechTeacher's Tools for Teaching and Learning Tools A list of technology tools driven by specific learning goals that promote critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and community mindedness.
Games and Learning Gaming And interesting website about how gaming can enhance learning. You'll find a wealth of resources - articles, videos, games, etc.
Computer Science Unplugged Computer Science CS Unplugged is "a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science" concepts such as binary numbers without using computers.
Blockly Programming Blockly is a "web-based, graphical programming editor." On their homepage, you'll find sample applications that will teach some simple programming strategies.
Kids Ruby Programming Kids Ruby is a version of Ruby (an open source programming language) for young programmers. The syntax is "natural to read and easy to write." The website also has "Class 1" and "Examples" that can be used in class. Kids Ruby can be downloaded and used with Windows, Mac OSX, Raspberry Pi, and Debian Linux.
Discovery Education Resources At the top of this webpage under Free Resources, click on Teachers and you'll find resources for K-5, 6-8, and 9-12, Puzzlemaker, Lesson Plans, Featured Programs, etc.
Codea for iPad Programming Codea is a code editor for programming games and simulations on an iPad. It uses the Lua scripting language, which has been used in World of Warcraft and Angry Birds.
Make Games With Us Programming If you have high school students who are interested in iPhone game design, check out this website. Students can participate in an online academy ($99), a beginner tutorial (I believe it is free), or Cocos2D tutorials (they also appear to be free).

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