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Into Simple Machines
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
In grades K-2, children learn to use certain simple tools and they begin to understand that these tools help them complete tasks more easily. In this...
Invention Challenge
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  • Science
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
In this activity, students will invent a solution for a specific problem. They will be challenged to follow the invention process to create a way to...
Energy for Keeps: Electricity and Renewable Energy
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  • Physical Science
  • 3-5, MS
Find multi-disciplinary student activities from the U.S. Department of Energy. Activities provided include The Energy Times, Going for a Spin: Making...
Inventors & Inventions : a ten week program
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  • Science
  • Middle School
This is a 10 week program that takes students through the whole invention process of design; make and appraise. The children who met all the criteria...
Invention For Sale
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  • Social Studies
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
This activity allows students to become familiar with the final steps in inventing. Students will learn about the procedures of patenting a product...
Just an Ordinary Day
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Students will weigh the old with the modern in contemporary Romania and examine how culture changes with the introduction of new elements. Aligned to...
Transportation Fuels: The Future is Today
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  • Physical Science
  • 3-5, MS
This teacher guide from the U.S. Department of Energy provides extensive background information on transportation fuels to help your students learn...
Compound Machines
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  • Physical Science
  • K-2, 3-5
In grades K-2, children learn to use certain simple and compound tools and they begin to understand that these tools help them complete tasks more...
Get the Idea
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  • Writing
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
Students will learn how ideas for inventions are formed. Students will discover a need for an invention by analyzing problems in their own life and...
Diffraction Gratings
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  • Science
  • High School
This lesson takes a look at the most important invention in the sciences.