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Teach Engineering

#### The Grid

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper graders form a "Presidential Task Force," and attempt to make recommendations concerning the future of the national power grid. After a teacher-led discussion which proves that our nation's energy consumption will soon outpace our...
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Curated OER

#### Lesson 7: Smart Grids

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Energy conservation is a hot topic these days; introduce your kids to the Smart Grid solution through a video clip and several interactive online tools. They discuss areas of household energy consumption, examining a pie chart...
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Curated OER

#### Reliability Check of Power Grid

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students complete a simulation on power grid reliability check. In this physics lesson, students discuss the consequences of power grid failures. They complete a simulation worksheet.
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Curated OER

#### Power Blackout Assessment

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discuss the importance of power grids in power generation. In this physics lesson, students explain the impact of power failure. They investigate the power blackout in 2003 and discuss their findings.
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Carnegie Mellon University

#### Renewables Workshop

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Youngsters examine resource maps to find out which states are using solar and wind power and discuss as a class various other renewable energy sources. They use a provided data table to record pros and cons to each technology, build and...
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Curated OER

#### Introducing Powers and Models

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students construct two dimensional models to illustrate squared numbers. In this geometry lesson, students use graph paper and an x/y axis to build squares exponentially. Students identify powers and relationships between various figures...
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Curated OER

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine and map local sources of energy. They conduct Internet research on their local utility company, identify where their utility company obtains energy, graph the data, and label a map of power plant locations in their state.
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Curated OER

#### Off the Grid

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and non renewable energy sources.  In this engineering lesson students explain what it means for a house to be "off the grid".
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#### Exploiting the Connection to Trigonometry 2

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The class checks to see if the formula for finding powers of a complex number works to find the roots too.  Pupils review the previous day's work and graph on the polar grid. The discussion leads the class to think about how to reverse...
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Curated OER

#### Howdy Neighbor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students role play a power grid set up to show how increased load affects the grid. In this physics lesson, students explain the importance of electricity in their daily lives. They identify the key components of the power grid.
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International Technology Education Association

#### Reinventing Time

For Students 10th - 12th
Take a trip through time. A lesson resource provides instruction on the origin of current measurements for time. The text explains the different tools humans used throughout history to measure time as well as provides examples such as...
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Curated OER

#### Siting Wind Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze a variety of curves that describe the power extracted from the wind by a variety of commercially produced wind turbines. They utilize site specific topographic maps and political boundary data to evaluate and make...
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Bonneville

#### Activities and Assessment of Vocabulary and Units

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
It's pass or fail, and one must pass to move on to the next lesson—no pressure. The second of seven installments in the Off the Grid unit has pupils demonstrate their knowledge of vocabulary as well as the process of using a multimeter....
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Curated OER

#### Power Crisis in California

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read an online CNNfyi.com article related to the energy crisis in California. They calculate the monthly cost of running household appliances. They develop a list of alternative methods of energy sources.
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Curated OER

#### Unplugged

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read the article "Power From the People Breaks the Hold of Batteries and Plugs." Students work in groups to examine various sources of power. Students debate the advantages and disadvantages of each power source. They assume the...
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Curated OER

#### Powering a Green Earth

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars compare and contrast renewable and nonrenewable energy. In this environmental science lesson, students discuss the importance of going green. They identify the different components in a power grid system.
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Curated OER

#### Line 'Em Up!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students find coordinate points on a grid and create a line graph with those points. This lesson should ideally be used during a unit on various types of graphs. They make and use coordinate systems to specify locations and to describe...
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Curated OER

#### Powerful Amp - Mulitplication Facts

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this multiplication fact worksheet, students fill in a 12 x 12 grid with products. They fill in the grid that is embedded in a picture of an amplifier.
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Curated OER

#### My Antonia: Magic Squares (Vocabulary Strategy)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Help your pupils discover the power of context clues by teaching the this vocabulary strategy. Designed to go with words from Willa Cather's My Antonia, this exercise focuses on having individuals use their own words to define new...
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National Math + Science Initative

#### Introduction to Decimals

For Teachers 5th Standards
Three activities make up an introductory activity designed to create a strong foundation in comparing fractions to decimals and exploring and building decimal models. Pupils brainstorm and complete a Venn diagram to show how decimals and...
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Curated OER

#### Introduction to Electricity

For Students 6th - 10th
In this electricity worksheet, students complete a word search, identify correct spelling of 16 vocabulary words, and complete 6 word puzzles about electricity.
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Curated OER

#### Blackout!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners read news reports and first-person accounts of a blackout in a large city and keep weblogs or journals. They take on different roles of people who live in the city or commute there to work and then use their journal accounts to...
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#### Exploiting the Connection to Trigonometry 1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Class members use the powers of multiplication in the 19th installment of the 32-part unit has individuals to utilize what they know about the multiplication of complex numbers to calculate the integral powers of a complex number. Groups...
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Royal Society of Chemistry

#### Multiples of Units (16-19)

For Students 6th - 12th
It's a parade of prefixes! Chemistry scholars identify common prefixes used throughout the sciences using an interactive puzzle series. Learners solve puzzles by pairing the prefixes with the power of ten they represent.