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Preston, Christine – Teaching Science, 2017
Familiar toys can be used to scaffold young children's learning about basic physics as well as guide scientific inquiry. Teachers looking for resources to engage young children and develop science inquiry skills need look no further than the toy box. In this two-part activity, children first construct a Lego® car and use it to explore the effects…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Young Children, Toys, Physics
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Adler, Rachel F.; Kim, Hanna – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
It is now required for teachers to incorporate computational thinking (CT) into their science classes. Our research modifies the existing structure of a science methods course for preservice teachers to include CT via modeling and simulations. In the first study, preservice teachers were introduced to the basics of coding through an Hour of Code…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Computation, Science Instruction, Methods Courses
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Smith, Ken – Tech Directions, 2009
About 95% of all manufactured goods in this country are welded or joined in some way. These welded products range in nature from bicycle handlebars and skyscrapers to bridges and race cars. The author discusses what students need to know about careers for welding technicians--wages, responsibilities, skills needed, career advancement…
Descriptors: Welding, Occupational Surveys, Job Analysis, Education Work Relationship
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Tekerek, Mehmet; Tekerek, Betül – Online Submission, 2017
In this study, emotional intelligence levels of engineering students from different universities in Turkey were investigated. Data were collected by "Emotional Intelligence Scale" developed by Schutte and et al (1998). 98 engineering students from different engineering faculties were selected as the participants of the study. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Engineering Education, College Students
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Davies, Huw Charles – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Formula Student (FS) is a multi-university student design competition managed by the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Students are required to demonstrate and prove their creativity and engineering skills through the design, manufacture and financing of a small formula style race car. This paper seeks to explore the educational value that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, College Curriculum, Competition
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Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Smith, Mandy McCormick – Science and Children, 2011
Some of children's earliest explorations focus on movement of their own bodies. Quickly, children learn to further explore movement by using objects like a ball or car. They recognize that a ball moves differently than a pushed block. As they grow, children enjoy their experiences with motion and movement, including making objects move, changing…
Descriptors: Young Children, Developmental Stages, Motion, Human Body
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Castano, Diego J. – European Journal of Physics, 2011
Although nowadays there are mythbusting teams ready to empirically confirm or deny advertising claims that may seem too good to be true, it is often economically prohibitive to perform the kinds of experiments that are called for. It is therefore sometimes more sensible and efficacious to perform a thought experiment instead, especially if the…
Descriptors: Physics, Motor Vehicles, Calculus, Scientific Concepts
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Kellie, Shawn; Kellie, Tonya; Corbin-Tipton, Elizabeth – Science and Children, 2006
A fast way to teach investigative skills in science is to tie them to NASCAR using Hot Wheels Formula Fuelers Race Cars. These inexpensive toy cars travel different distances based on the strength of the "electrolyte" (a substance that conducts electricity when dissolved in water) in their "fuel" tanks. Advertisements for these race cars urge kids…
Descriptors: Travel, Fuels, Science Activities, Grade 5
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Cook, Pamela R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2006
The purpose of this study was to explore my appreciation for the "constructivist theory" for which an epistemological stance is expressed as an educational ideology, or referred to as constructivism; essentially to construct one's own knowledge. Six energetic five-year-old boys from an urban public school, located within a mid-western…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Epistemology, Ideology, Urban Schools
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Tessmer, Al; Trzeciak, Mark – Tech Directions, 2010
This article describes how a team comprised largely of high school students builds and races an E85-fueled car and takes first place at the Bowling Green (Ohio) State University (BGSU) Grand Prix. Free and open to the public, the event features student drivers and crews, racing go-karts powered by renewable, ethanol-based E85 fuel. The track is a…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, High School Students, Universities, Engineering
Hines, Joanne I; Vincent, Pamela J. – Crystal Springs Books, 2005
This book focuses on quick and easy language arts activities to inspire and motivate students in kindergarten to sixth grades. Ingenious ideas appeal to children's enthusiasm for games, parades, race cars, their own names, and much more. The activities cost little or nothing. They engage young learners, and they work! This book is perfect for a…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Language Arts, Activities, Learning Activities
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Anthony, Joan L. – Science and Children, 1994
Describes an activity where teams of parents and children work together to solve problems involving matchbox-sized race cars. The teams collect, record, and analyze data; measure distances in metric; and explore concepts related to mass, friction, and force. (PR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Family Involvement, Instructional Materials
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Coller, B. D.; Scott, M. J. – Computers & Education, 2009
One of the core courses in the undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum has been completely redesigned. In the new numerical methods course, all assignments and learning experiences are built around a video/computer game. Students are given the task of writing computer programs to race a simulated car around a track. In doing so, students…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Methods Courses, Undergraduate Study, Video Games
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Stowell, Shante – Tech Directions, 2011
The ShopGirls of Granite Falls (WA) High School are the first-ever all-female team to successfully design, build, and race a prototype diesel car in the Shell Eco-marathon. The team took first place in the diesel fuel-efficiency category with a vehicle that achieved 470 miles per gallon! The idea for the ShopGirls came when Vervia Gabriel, career…
Descriptors: Fuels, Vocational Education, Females, High School Students
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Mirus, Edward A., Jr. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1985
The industrial education orientation program at Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) presents problem-solving situations to all seventh- and eighth-grade hearing-impaired students. WSD developed user-friendly microcomputer software to guide students individually through complex computations involving model race cars and rockets while freeing…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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