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**Lesson Name:**How Fast and How Far

**Description:**

The basic goal of this project is for students to practice measuring a variety of speeds. They are required to choose at least one speed to measure from each of three lists and they are encouraged to measure additional speeds of their own choosing.

**Developed By:**Barry Newman

**Suggested Grades:**8

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Geometry

**Description:**

This lesson will expose students to geometry in engineering.

**Developed By:**Robert Sorenson

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**Traffic Jams: Clearing Traffic-flow in the Hallways. (Previously titled: Poundin' the Halls at Pound School

**Description:**

Purpose: Students will locate and identify areas that cause congestion in the pedestrian traffic flow of their school hallways. They will compute optimal rates of traffic flow by determining the average area occupied by a walking pedestrian, determining the available traffic area, and observing and measuring the rates of change through bottlenecks/choke points.
Students will collect data, interpret results, construct displays, and develop plans for reducing congestion in specified areas of their schools.
Extension: Students could develop alternate traffic flow plans for their schools in the event of evacuation drills, i.e. fire drills, bomb threats, etc.

**Developed By:**Gary Furse

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

**Subjects:**Math, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Physics of Boat Racing

**Description:**

Using Boat Races to Demonstrate Newton's Laws.

**Developed By:**Patrick Kocsis

**Suggested Grades:**7, 8

**Subjects:**Math, Science, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Design of a Sustainable and Strong Structure using Catenaries

**Description:**

This is an exploratory-application requiring creative thinking and creative problem solving which is critical for future leadership/success. Students will discuss structural components used for home construction, bridges, throughout the history of Architecture . Students will be tasked with designing and fabricating a structure using catenaries.

**Developed By:**Lee Kallstrom

**Suggested Grades:**7, 8

**Subjects:**Math, Science, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Environmental Engineering Applied to Feedlots

**Description:**

Students will explore how Environmental Engineers calculate rainwater runoff to prevent local water contamination. The focal point of this exploration is a feedlot.

**Developed By:**Marie Nielsen

**Suggested Grades:**8

**Subjects:**Science, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**RFIDs and the Future

**Description:**

Students will learn what radio waves are. They will know the difference between UPC and RFIDs. They will be able to have a real life experience using RFIDs.

**Developed By:**Travis Jelken

**Suggested Grades:**7, 8

**Subjects:**Math, Science, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**G-Force in Crashes

**Description:**

Analyzing car crashes and calculating the G-Force that the driver will undertake in the crash.

**Developed By:**Darrel Branz

**Suggested Grades:**9

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**Why Canâ€™t They all be Green?

**Description:**

Students will use d = rt to determine when lights should turn green for continuous traffic. They will also solve systems of equations to determine when a light needs to be red to avoid collision.

**Developed By:**Michelle Vulgamott

**Suggested Grades:**8, 9, 10, 11

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**Engineering Bridge Structures

**Description:**

In this lesson, students will construct a structure that will support a 12 oz. can of soda, using the materials provided.

**Developed By:**Charmain Satree

**Suggested Grades:**9, 10

**Subjects:**Industrial Technology, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Real-World Applications of RFID

**Description:**

Students will be introduced to the concept of RFID technology. They will learn the basics parts and functions as well as the programming of RFID's. Students will be shown real-world applications to this emerging technology.

**Developed By:**Mike Rogers

**Suggested Grades:**9, 10

**Subjects:**Industrial Technology

**Lesson Name:**Transportation Safety

**Description:**

In this lesson, students will learn about safety in transportation. They will conduct a case study of a stretch of roadway. They then will have to accurately calculate the speed of traffic, figure out the compliance ratio, and come up with some solutions to increase transportation safety on this stretch of roadway.

**Developed By:**Benjamin Brachle

**Suggested Grades:**9, 10

**Subjects:**Industrial Technology, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Got Inertia?

**Description:**

This lesson about inertia will use various illustrations, animations, and video to explain inertia, the importance of transportation engineering, and why it is important to wear seat belts

**Developed By:**Rich Powers

**Suggested Grades:**7, 8

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Transportation Problem Solving

**Description:**

This lesson allows students to work through the 4 steps of problem solving. Using these 4 steps, students solve a problem that introduces them to how food is transported from the field to the factory.

**Developed By:**Sara Stewart

**Suggested Grades:**7, 8

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**The Egg Crash

**Description:**

In this activity we are studying the force needed to crack an egg in a student constructed vehicle. We want to build a vehicle that will protect the egg with the greatest amount of force before it cracks.

**Developed By:**Gayle Ellison

**Suggested Grades:**8, 9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Distance Formula/Bridge Building

**Description:**

Students will use the distance formula to make the shortest bridge, yet under budget, from two points over land and water.

**Developed By:**Eric Lockert

**Suggested Grades:**9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**RFID Triangulation

**Description:**

Students will work with equations and graphing of lines. Concepts of slopes, slope-intercept form, degrees, coordinates are all covered. This is designed for Advanced Algebra. But, it could also work for Algebra 1 and Geometry as well.

**Developed By:**Stuart Lenz

**Suggested Grades:**9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**May the Forces be with You!

**Description:**

This lesson develops Newton's third law and impulse/momentum as it applies to crash wall tests.

**Developed By:**Mark Shearer

**Suggested Grades:**11, 12

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Walking Rates/Blinking Hands

**Description:**

Students will calculate walking rates and then apply this information to an engineering problem about regulating cross-walk lights. Students will have the opportunity to connect their classroom math lessons to a real-world problem.

**Developed By:**Sarah Crose

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8

**Subjects:**Math, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Damaging Angles

**Description:**

Learn about the relationship between supplementary angles in car accidents

**Developed By:**Cindy Nash

**Suggested Grades:**9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**Crash Data

**Description:**

Students will use real-life data from a crash test to determine the speed of a vehicle. Students will learn how to apply their knowledge of the Distance Formula.

**Developed By:**Todd Noble

**Suggested Grades:**9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Using Logger Pro for Video Analysis

**Description:**

The lesson plan is designed to allow students to learn to use Logger Pro to analyze video with the end product being the analysis of a crash test video followed by a discussion of the effectiveness and designs of road safety barriers.

**Developed By:**Jerel Welker

**Suggested Grades:**9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math, Science, Industrial Technology, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Motion and YOU

**Description:**

While moving objects are very common in our daily lives, measuring the motion of an object is a very sophisticated notion. In these activities, students will be introduced to three useful ways of measuring and describing motion: Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration.

**Developed By:**Mary Herrington

**Suggested Grades:**7, 8

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Transportation Engineering for Middle Level Math

**Description:**

Students will practice rates, ratios, percentages and data collection using a simulated video of traffic passing the school.

**Developed By:**Vicki Sorensen

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8, 9

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**How Bad Was It?

**Description:**

In this lesson the students will use a program called Logger Pro to analyze a video clip to determine the impulse force acting on the crash test dummy. The activity is followed by discussion of the amount of damage impulse forces can cause to the human body. There are a couple of video clips that address how engineers try to reduce these forces during a collision.
If you do not have logger pro you can download a trial version from http://www.vernier.com/ or other sources on the internet. (becareful because some of the trial versions will not allow you to insert a video clip)

**Developed By:**Peter Gomez

**Suggested Grades:**10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Cam and Linkage Motion/Mystery boxes

**Description:**

This is a lesson that could be a follow-up to the mystery unit in the English Anthology. The students will apply foreshadowing, prediction, collection of evidence. This is a great introduction lesson at the beginning of the school year.

**Developed By:**Donna West

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8

**Subjects:**Science, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Stopping Distance

**Description:**

This lesson provides formulas and an experiment to measure the speed of cars on the highway and how it relates to stopping distance.

**Developed By:**Bob Williams

**Suggested Grades:**10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**How GPS Systems Work

**Description:**

Using GPS systems and how the are used in the trucking industry. Also discuss how GPS systems are used in other parts of the business world.

**Developed By:**Larry St.Hilaire

**Suggested Grades:**8, 9, 10

**Subjects:**Science, Industrial Technology, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Vehicle Stopping Distance

**Description:**

This is a lesson that requires students to gather data from observing street traffic and then calculate speed of vehicles. They then predict stopping distance at certain speeds with certain road conditions.

**Developed By:**Nicholas Reding

**Suggested Grades:**10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Researching Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

**Description:**

Exploring careers in distribution and logistics.

**Developed By:**David Stairs

**Suggested Grades:**10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Industrial Technology

**Lesson Name:**Car Crash Barriers

**Description:**

Students will use inquiry to build a barrier out of given supplies that will lessen the force of a concrete block on a friction car.

**Developed By:**Wally Mason

**Suggested Grades:**7, 8

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Bridge Repair

**Description:**

Students need to repair a simulated beam bridge. They get random daily and office style supplies to increase the bridges strength as much as possible. Each supply is worth a certain economic value so they are going for economic efficiency of the repair.

**Developed By:**Randy Stribley

**Suggested Grades:**7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math, Science, Industrial Technology, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Zip Line

**Description:**

In this lesson, students use the Engineering Design Process to design and construct a ping-pong ball carrier to be used on a zip line.

**Developed By:**David Shabram

**Suggested Grades:**7, 8

**Subjects:**Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Clever Levers

**Description:**

This lesson will introduce a lever as one type of simple machine. Students will learn about the parts of a lever and how it can achieve mechanical advantage.

**Developed By:**Jesse Andres

**Suggested Grades:**7, 8

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**The Scientific Method: The Best Raft

**Description:**

Students will learn how to use the scientific method through building and modifying structures.

**Developed By:**Crystal Klein

**Suggested Grades:**8, 9, 10

**Subjects:**Science, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Applications of Parabolas--Vertical Crest Road Design

**Description:**

Students will come up with the equations of the parabolas used in the design of Highway overpasses based on the entrance grade, exit grade and initial elevation

**Developed By:**John Catlett

**Suggested Grades:**10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**Crash Test Dummy

**Description:**

Today we will be going over Newton 3rd Law of Motion. We will first learn about what is the Law and then learn about real world situations.

**Developed By:**John Huber

**Suggested Grades:**8

**Subjects:**Science, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Crash Test Egg

**Description:**

Using a pre-made apparatus to simulate crashes of \"egg cars\" at different speeds, with eggs as simulated occupants, incorporating Newton\'s three laws.

**Developed By:**Philip Monroe

**Suggested Grades:**9

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Speed Limits

**Description:**

Students will collect data of vehicle speeds on a major street near our school and work through the process of determining speed limits with a visit from a civil engineer.

**Developed By:**Michelle Kunze

**Suggested Grades:**8

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**Falling Marble

**Description:**

Students will see a marble dropped through a PVC pipe at an incline, roll off the table, and hit the ground. The students will need to use their knowledge of the Falling Object model and the Distance Formula to predict where the marble will hit with a given speed. They will also be asked to find the equation of the parabola formed when the marble falls off the table.

**Developed By:**Kyle Schumann

**Suggested Grades:**9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math, Science

**Lesson Name:**Off Road Math

**Description:**

The lesson teaches students about an important characteristic of lines: their slope. Slope can be determined either in graphical or algebraic form. Slope can also be described as positive, negative, zero, or undefined. Students get an explanation of when and how these different types of slope occur. Finally, students learn how slope relates to parallel and perpendicular lines. When two lines are parallel, they have the same slope and when they are perpendicular their slopes are negative reciprocals of one another.

**Developed By:**Stephanie Brandyberry

**Suggested Grades:**9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**Traffic Jam

**Description:**

Students will be presented with a traffic flow issue through video. The students are to come up with ways to alleviate traffic and solve the major issues.

**Developed By:**Christina Argo

**Suggested Grades:**7, 8

**Subjects:**Math, Science, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Momentum and Impulse in Car Crashes

**Description:**

Students will use momentum and impulse to analyze collisions.

**Developed By:**Jeremy Scheffler

**Suggested Grades:**11, 12

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Roundabouts

**Description:**

Students will learn what a roundabout is and why it is used to control traffic flow. During this lesson students will draw/build a roundabout and a regular signal intersection. Students will find the point of contacts, then use information to find diameter and circumference of the roundabout. Students will then use the Stopping Sight Distance formula for 3 different speeds.

**Developed By:**Diane Swartzlander

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8

**Subjects:**Math, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Distance Formula with Bus Routes

**Description:**

Students will use the distance formula to find the distances between the stops on the StarTran to determine when the next bus will arrive.

**Developed By:**Chelsea Hoglund

**Suggested Grades:**9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**RFID

**Description:**

This lesson is a brief introduction on RFID and how it is used in our daily lives and new ways it is being used.

**Developed By:**Justina Gregory

**Suggested Grades:**8, 9, 10

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Geometric Roadway Design

**Description:**

During the initial lesson, students will create their own roadway using online design software. The original roadway design can be referenced throughout an Advanced Algebra course during topics such as: linear equations, quadratics, piecewise functions, and conic sections.

**Developed By:**Annmarie Thomas

**Suggested Grades:**10

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**Introduction to Technologies used in Geoscience

**Description:**

Lesson is a quick introduction to remote sensing technologies used in Geoscience.

**Developed By:**Adam Skoda

**Suggested Grades:**9

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Using GPS to Calculate Area

**Description:**

This lesson allows students to use a GPS device to calculate the area of a parking lot, odd shaped lot, etc.

**Developed By:**Christy Kreutzer

**Suggested Grades:**10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Let's Talk Logistics!

**Description:**

Computing travel time between two cities using and comparing different modes of transportation involving the transporting of various goods.

**Developed By:**Rita Hillhouse

**Suggested Grades:**7

**Subjects:**Math, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Operation Egg Drop

**Description:**

The basic goal of this project is for students to explore forces and motion by designing an egg drop device to protect an egg when dropped from a specified height. Materials are limited to challenge students in the design process. A major learning outcome includes Newton's Laws of Motion.
This lesson assumes that gravity and Newton's Laws have been taught prior to implementation. This lesson works to solidify concepts related to those topics.

**Developed By:**Jordan Rhodes

**Suggested Grades:**7, 8, 9

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Pendulum Inquiry

**Description:**

This lesson will use inquiry to explore the scientific method and periodic motion. It can be expanded to include conservation of energy and formulas for GPE and KE

**Developed By:**Philip Monroe

**Suggested Grades:**8, 9, 10

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Approximating the Area Under a Curve

**Description:**

This lesson is introducing the concept of using rectangles to estimate the area under a curve.

**Developed By:**Sara Bonn

**Suggested Grades:**11, 12

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**Stopping Distance

**Description:**

This is a great lesson for the beginning of the year to introduce Think-Pair-Share for the students to learn how to work in groups and get comfortable discussing a new topic. This is also used for students to work on substituting values into a formula.

**Developed By:**Chelsea Hoglund

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math, Science, Industrial Technology, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Reimann Sums

**Description:**

Students will explore finding the area under a curve using Left Rectangular, Right Rectangular, and Midpoint Rectangular Approximation Methods.

**Developed By:**Sara Bonn

**Suggested Grades:**12

**Subjects:**Math

**Lesson Name:**Lava!

**Description:**

In this lab students will analyze and collect data of the 4 factors that affect lava flow: Temperature, Thickness, Volume and Slope. Once data is analyzed, students will apply knowledge of the data to engineer a solution for a model town that will experience a lava flow.

**Developed By:**John Spehn

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8

**Subjects:**Science, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Newton's Boats

**Description:**

Students will investigate Newton's 3 Laws through inquiry.

**Developed By:**Scott Tingelhoff

**Suggested Grades:**8

**Subjects:**Science

**Lesson Name:**Paper Towers

**Description:**

Students will learn about structural engineering by designing and building the tallest tower out of paper.

**Developed By:**Sydney James

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8

**Subjects:**Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Paper Towers

**Description:**

This lesson plan goes over the basics of civil engineering, infrastructure, and the basics of towers.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8

**Subjects:**Industrial Technology, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Skewer Towers

**Description:**

In this activity students build a free-standing tower made out of bamboo skewers. The goal of this activity is to build a tower as tall as possible. It is recommended that this activity is conducted after the "Paper Towers" activity.

**Developed By:**Taher Ahmed

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8

**Subjects:**Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Windlass

**Description:**

This lesson goes over a quick review of triangles and their use in structures, as well as the six types of simple machines.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Industrial Technology, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Catapults

**Description:**

This lesson plan goes over the two types of energy (potential and kinetic), the six simple machines, and 1st/2nd/3rd class levers.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Pulleys

**Description:**

This lesson plan goes over the six types of simple machines, and specifically the details and types of pulleys.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Industrial Technology, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Balancing Butterflies

**Description:**

This lesson plan will talk about balance and weight distribution.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8

**Subjects:**No Subjects Listed.

**Lesson Name:**Edible Race Cars

**Description:**

Students will learn about average fuel economy and build their own cars from food items.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Industrial Technology, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**MagLev Trains

**Description:**

This lesson plan talks about how magnets work, and how they're used in transportation.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Math, Industrial Technology, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Structural Engineering & Bridges

**Description:**

This lesson talks about structural engineering and how it relates to bridges.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**8, 9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Structural Engineering & Towers

**Description:**

This lesson talks about structural engineering and how it relates to towers.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**8, 9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Wind up Cup Cars

**Description:**

This lesson talks about the types of energy and their use in mechanical engineering and engines.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**8, 9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Science, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Slingshot Cars

**Description:**

This lesson talks about the types of energy, internal combustion in engines, and energy transfer in automobiles.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**8, 9, 10, 11, 12

**Subjects:**Science, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Safety Cages and Seatbelts

**Description:**

This lesson talks about what happens in a car crash, how to do crash testing, and safety measures in place.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**No Grades Listed.

**Subjects:**Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Railroad Safety & Circuits

**Description:**

Students will understand basic electric circuits and railroad signals vs railroad crossing signals.

**Developed By:**Jami Turnquist

**Suggested Grades:**No Grades Listed.

**Subjects:**No Subjects Listed.

**Lesson Name:**Historical means of transporting commerce to the land of the Umonhon

**Description:**

The students will view a brief presentation on a historic method of commerce trading noting that roads, rails, cars, trucks, and airplanes did not exist at the time. Students will learn about Keelboats and how they were used to travel the Missouri river from one location to another carrying crew and goods. Students will then need to construct a way to transport goods on a river using various items in the classroom (teacher may decide on further parameters, however, craft sticks, hot glue, plastic wrap, tinfoil, and tape may be some basic items to have available).

**Developed By:**Michele Barcelona

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8, 9

**Subjects:**Science, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Simple Machines for Historical Transport of Goods

**Description:**

This lesson is the second lesson of three under the theme of Historical Transportation of Commerce in the land of the Umonhon (along the Missouri River in North Eastern Nebraska). Students will view a PowerPoint, become familiar with different types of simple machines, and compete in a design challenge.

**Developed By:**Michele Barcelona

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8, 9, 10

**Subjects:**Math, Science, Industrial Technology, Engineering

**Lesson Name:**Historical transportation of goods from the trading grounds to the home camp

**Description:**

This is the third lesson under the theme of trade routes in the land of the Umonhon Nation (North Eastern Nebraska) along the Missouri River. The previous two lessons focused on building the transportation (a boat that can carry a load and float), the second focused on using simple machines to unload the goods, and this lesson will focus on getting the goods from the trade ground to the home camp, using simple machines.
Students will view a PowerPoint to become familiar with land travel in MRV prior to motorized vehicles and compete in a design challenge.

**Developed By:**Michele Barcelona

**Suggested Grades:**6, 7, 8, 9, 10

**Subjects:**Math, Science, Industrial Technology, Engineering