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#### AI Search: Lions and Gazelles

This is an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘state-space search.’ It is a diversity sensitive version of... see more

#### Concurrency Means Cooperation

This lesson provides a number of kinesthetic exercises that illustrate how teamwork can contribute to efficient problem... see more

#### Fibonacci via Recursion and Iteration

This lesson introduces how to calculate an arithmetic series, specifically Fibonacci. In the first of two hour-long... see more

#### Networks

Young people take the Internet for granted. Through a serious of web-based explorations and kinesthetic exercises... see more

#### Circuits and Boolean Expressions

Boolean logic is essential to understanding computer architecture. It is also useful in program construction and... see more

#### Encryption – All About Code

Students learn how alphanumeric symbols can be encoded for a multitude of fun purposes. In the first of two sessions... see more

#### Boolean Algebra is Elementary

Sherlock Holmes delighted in saying ‘It’s elementary, my dear Watson’. This lesson provides a brief overview of how... see more

#### Graphics: Calculating Color

In a digital world we take color for granted. Through off-computer activities, students learn the difference between... see more

#### Graphics: Bits and Points

Computer graphics dominates young people’s lives. Their worldview is heavily influenced by pixels. This lesson uses age... see more

#### Recursion: Smaller Sibling Pyramids

Recursion, Iteration (Looping), and Concurrency. In the first of two sessions (at most an hour each), students are asked... see more

#### Working with Wind Energy

Lesson focuses on how wind energy can be generated on both a large and small scale. Student teams design and build a... see more

#### Working with Watermills

Lesson focuses on how watermills generate power. Student teams design and build a working watermill out of everyday... see more

#### Wind Tunnel Testing

Lesson focuses on wind tunnel tests that engineers in many industries use to when developing products such as airplanes,... see more

#### What is a Nanometer?

This lesson demonstrates how a hydraulic pump works. Students work in teams to design and build a unique water fountain... see more

#### Water Tower Challenge

Lesson focuses on water storage and how engineering helps communities preserve and supply water to populations. Students... see more

#### Water Rocket Launch

Lesson focuses on aerospace engineering and how space flight has been achieved from an engineering vantage point. Student... see more

#### Waterproof That Roof!

Lesson focuses on how structural engineers have improved the designs of building -- specifically roofing -- over the... see more

#### Water Fountain

This lesson demonstrates how a hydraulic pump works. Students work in teams to design and build a unique water fountain... see more

#### Using Ohm's Law to Build a Voltage... Using Ohm's Law to Build a Voltage Divider

Students will design, build, and characterize one of the basic circuits of electricalengineering, the voltage divider.... see more

#### Two Button Buzzer Circuit

Demonstrate how two switches interact in an electrical circuit such as that used to sound a buzzer. Note: This lesson... see more

#### Try Your Hand at Nano

Lesson focuses on two simple activities younger students can do to gain an appreciation of nanotechnology. First,... see more

#### Trebuchet Toss

This lesson focuses on trebuchet design. Teams of students construct trebuchets from everyday materials. They then test... see more

#### Toxic Popcorn Design Challenge

This lesson introduces students to the engineering design process (EDP)—the process engineers use to solve design... see more

#### Tinkering with Tops

Students will design, build, and characterize one of the basic circuits of electrical