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  • Building a Water Clock 

    Lesson

    In this lesson, students get to build a feedback-controlled system (a water clock) and research ways to improve the system design.

    6,7,8
  • The Bicycle as a System 

    Lesson

    This lesson gives students an opportunity to examine the nature of systems in the context of an object with which they are very familiar - the bicycle.

    6,7,8
  • Harnessing Solar Energy  

    Lesson

    This lesson will help students discover the properties of light (radiant) energy from the sun by experimenting with solar collectors, cookers, and calculators.

    6,7,8
  • Steam Engines 

    Lesson

    In this lesson, students develop an understanding of the Industrial Revolution.

    6,7,8
  • It's a Crash Test, Dummy 

    Lesson

    In this lesson, students research air bags and use that information to design and test a version of an air bag.

    6,7,8
  • Too Bright at Night? 

    Lesson

    In this lesson, students will consider the negative consequences of nighttime lighting, enabled by the invention of electric lights at the close of the 19th century.

    6,7,8
  • Spaceship Earth 

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    In this lesson, students develop an understanding of our planet as a system by designing a very-long-duration space mission in which the life-support system is patterned after that of earth.

    6,7,8
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