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TryEngineering offers a variety of lesson plans that align with education standards to allow teachers and students to apply engineering principles in the classroom.
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The following examples illustrate how TryEngineering.org lesson plans can be aligned to local education standards around the world:
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    Fun with Sorting

    Eight objects, each with a hidden number, will form a list that needs to be sorted in ascending order. The numbers will only be visible to one person called the “controller”.

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    Engineer a Cane

    Students explore the impact of assistive technology on meeting the needs of society. They work in teams to reengineer an assistive device -- in this case a cane -- to meet the needs of a client.

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    The Power of Graphene

    Students explore nanotechnology and the material graphene in terms of its ability to conduct electricity.

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    Engineering Air Traffic

    Students learn how the engineering and principals behind radar and air traffic control systems have impacted travel.

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    Series and Parallel Circuits

    Students perform experiments using two different types of circuit arrangements: series and parallel circuits.

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    Shake it up with Seismographs!

    Students learn how seismographs record and can help predict earthquakes and other earth movements. They explore the impact of how technology can positively impact the world.

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The Phone Charger Conundrum

Student teams learn how engineers work together to develop products that are compatible with other products. 

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Basic Electric Transformers

Students learn what transformers are and what they do and then build and test their own working transformers.

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Making Sense of Sensors

Students learn how instruments that measure humidity come in different designs and serve many purposes.

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Fun with Speedboats

Student learn how engineers compete in water speed races and then design their own speedboat out of everyday items.

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Complexity -- It's Simple

Students gain an intuitive understanding of complexity and runtime of algorithms.

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Can You Copperplate?

Students work in teams to develop a chemical system to add a layer of copper to another metal product.

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Radio Reception and Transmission

Students explore how advances in radio communications have impacted society.

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Choose Your Best Way

Students learn how to solve a real problem in computer with the help of discrete mathematic models.

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Solving Problems with Decision Trees

Students learn about decision trees, subscription fraud and how they can use decision trees to solve the problem.

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Fun with Sorting

Eight objects, each with a hidden number, will form a list that needs to be sorted in ascending order.

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