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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
Biomedical and robotic technologies are merging to present a wonderful opportunity to develop artificial limbs and prosthetic devices for humans injured on the job, in the military, or due to disease. In this challenge, students will have the opportunity to design a store or online service that specifically dedicates itself to amputees. Described…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Robotics, Biomedicine, Online Vendors
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. – 2001
This brief discusses human movement and robotic human movement simulators. The activity for students in grades 5-12 provides a history of robotic movement and includes making an End Effector for the robotic arms used on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). (MVL)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science
Hendricks, Jim – TIES Magazine, 1991
An interdisciplinary robotics project undertaken by students is described. The students acted as designers, innovators, and the engineers in designing a dancing robot. The origin of the problem, designing of the mechanical frame, pneumatics, digitized sound, and problems with the design are discussed. (KR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Decision Making, Design, Engineering Education
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Canizo, Thea L.; And Others – Science Scope, 1997
Presents an activity in which students learn about the characteristics of the planet Mars. Challenges students to design and build a model of a robotic vehicle that can travel on the surface of Mars and accomplish an assigned task that will provide information useful for future manned trips to the planet. Outlines mission task cards and progress…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Models
Nations, Jim, Comp. – 1988
This document consists of a collection of classroom activities as they appeared in the "Aviation and Space Education News" from 1988 to 1991. The 45 activities in the document are organized in the following sections: (1) Aeronautics; (2) Earth Science; (3) Space Science; (4) Life in Space; (5) Rockets; and (6) Models. Each activity is…
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Astronomy, Biology, Class Activities
Iozzi, Louis A.; Bastardo, Peter J. – 1987
This teacher's guide was designed to be used with senior high school level classes as a supplement to existing programs in the areas of science and social studies. Each of the 12 chapters included in the guide may be used independently or may be combined into a separate course on the relationships between science, technology, and society. The…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Air Pollution, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Making
Keck, Tom, Comp.; Frye, Ellen, Ed. – 1993
Preparing students to be successful in a rapidly changing world means showing them how to use the tools of technology and how to integrate those tools into all areas of learning. This booklet is divided into three sections: Design Activities, Experiments, and Resources. The design activities ask students to collaborate on design projects. In these…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Design, Designers, Educational Technology
Tuchscherer, Tyson – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2010
The Calculator Controlled Robots activities are designed to engage students in hands-on inquiry-based missions. These activities address National science and technology standards, as well as specifically focusing on mathematics content and process standards. There are ten missions and three exploration extensions that provide activities for up to…
Descriptors: Graphing Calculators, Educational Technology, Robotics, Discovery Learning
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Pace, Glennellen; Larson, Connie – Science and Children, 1992
Discusses a child-centered science project in which first-grade students integrate design drawing, construction, mathematics, and language arts to solve engineering problems related to constructing robots. Describes the construction of the robots, follow-up activities, and educational research that supports this approach to teaching. (10…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Design, Grade 1, Integrated Activities
Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN. – 1997
This guide helps teachers use the 15th season of the television program "Newton's Apple" in the classroom and lists show segments on asthma, car engines, glacier climbing, glass blowing, glaucoma, gliders, gold mine, greenhouse effect, kids on Mars, lightning, "Lost World" dinosaurs, mammoth dig, NASA robots, Novocain (TM),…
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Biological Sciences, Chemistry
McCloskey, Mary Lou, Ed. – 1992
Thematic units, the basis of organization for this guide, work in many ways toward the dual goals of language and content area instruction. The thematic units presented here address topics of high interest to limited English-proficient (LEP) students, including: robots; using a computer data base; activities with plants; building terrariums;…
Descriptors: Architecture, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooking Instruction, Databases
Maley, Donald, Ed.; Smith, Kenneth L., Ed. – 1991
This publication on Aerospace Programs is a special edition of "Technology Education" featuring descriptions of 15 select aerospace education programs from diverse localities spanning the full range of instructional levels. Following introductory material, the monograph contains the following largely unedited program descriptions: (1)…
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, College Science, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development