Google SketchUp 8To start using Google SketchUp 8 please open the start menu / open programs / open CTE / open Tech Ed / and finally open Google SketchUp 8To use at your home you must first download a free copy of this program at: http://sketchup.google.com/download/
Tutorial (This a great turorial on youtube to quickly start using Google SketchUp 8)Ruler Game LinkCareer Investigation Worksheet incase you want to use Microsoft "Word" and type the assignment and then attach it to your packet.
Technical Writing Worksheet incase you want to use Microsoft "Word" and type the assignment and then attach it to your packet.
Learn To Fly 2Students apply the forces of momentum, aerodynamics, potential/kinetic/dynamic energy, and Newton's Laws of Motion in a fun application to give a poor penguin the opportunity to fly!
2 Minute TowerThis is a challenging structural simulator that presents students with a challenge of building a tower by utilizing bricks on the screen. The challenge of this simulator comes from having to focus on balance, structure design, as well as a time constraint. Go Build!!!
3rd World Farmer
3rd World Farmer is a serious, thought-provoking survival and business strategy simulation game where you have to manage an impoverished African farm in the dried out Sub-Saharan desert. This is an exceptional role playing game, and gives students a first hand insight into the extreme challenges faced by the starving, struggling farmers of the developing nations. You have to make tough moral and survival decisions in order to provide for your underprivileged family while enduring droughts, disease, poverty, corruption and war. How ethical will you be when you need to pay your ailing family’s food and medical bills? Will you accept virtual money for storing chemical waste or housing terrorists?
The deal is: Your mission is to help the head of the family turn this developing nation farm into a commercial success! You must carefully budget and decide which crops to grow each year to survive. There are several crops to choose from (corn, wheat, cotton and peanuts) and some prove to be more risky than others providing potentially large earnings or huge losses. Make enough money to invest in the necessary tools such as plows, harvesters, and tractors to improve crop yields. Increase your capital by investing in essential buildings such as sheds, wells, and barns. Remember , all investments have risks!! For example, wells dry up, barns can be destroyed, and livestock can be stolen. Don’t get too greedy! You must prioritize your family’s health first, or they may weaken and be struck down by a deadly disease.
Airport Madness 3 is a fascinating simulation game where ou play the role of a real-life Air Traffic Controller. You are fully responsible for all the passengers on board! This is a really cool simulator that is awesome fun and challenging to play! It starts off slowly, but quickly builds into a very hectic situation, so be prepared!! Your goal is to earn the highest salary by avoiding collisions. There are no second chances with this game. When a plane crashes it's GAME OVER! You have to get all the jet airliners to land safely, taxi, board passengers, and take off again as efficiently and safely as possible. Collisions can happy both on the ground or in the air. You need to keep your eyes open and constantly be thinking ahead because the air traffic can build up FAST!! Have you the temperament and technical ability to handle this high pressure job??
Build A Bridge!
Free Bridge builder/Brain-teaser Game: The aim of the game is to build a solid bridge across a canyon within the allocated budget given. Once you complete the bridge, strange little creatures will try to cross the bridge, and will test it for you in full. Learning physics is made fun through this game, and it is a huge challenge getting the bridge structure right. The bridge building challenge increases significantly as you progress from levels 1 to 3!
You should only connect pieces from end to end only. Do not connect a supporting piece to the middle of some other piece (it is a weak link if you need to connect in the middle). Break the bridge piece into two parts, and only then connect the supporting piece to the junction. Use metal pieces only where the strength of wooden pieces would not be sufficient.
Use your mouse and keys to build the bridge: Click from one point to another to lay a piece of the bridge. Press the ESC button on your keyboard to deselect a piece. You can click on an existing piece to remove it or you can click on a section anchor point and press the Delete button to remove the section. Press the T key to see how your bridge holds up and if it can support its own weight. Press ESC to return to the construction phase when your testing is done and something needs to be fixed.
Cool Math For KidsThis is an educational website that provides students with a fun format to reinforce and strengthen their math skills.
Crossword Puzzle Maker!Students can reinforce their STEM concepts by utilizing vocabulary from their STEM activities and create a handy review! Students should use vocabulary and definitions from their STEM units
EdHeadsEdheads is an educational website that reinforces both state and national standards of learning in a fun and innovative manner.
Flight is a straight-forward, easy play, fun flight control game with plenty of upgrades and achievements to enjoy. The aim of this game is to throw a paper plane as far as you can, to complete 6 different levels, and travel 1000 meters (or yards) with least amount of "throws" on each level, while collecting as many achievements as possiblel, and upgrading your paper plane at the same time. You will throw your plane across various landscapes - flying over different cities, countries and continents. To start, choose to play a New Game or Load Game (where you can continue where you left off on a game). Click on 'Customize' to customize your plane (change color and texture). Track your progress at the top of the game screen. Upgrade your plane, its power and control by buying various upgrades from the chart. You can upgrade to a lighter model, buy extra throwing power and create a more aerodynamic model, reduce the fuel consumption by 10% or more, resist negative wind effects, and collect cranes and windmills. For example, you can buy an add on, such as a fire engine and then throw your plane, and push Spacebar to activate the fire engine to fly even further. Upgrades are not limited - you can buy a lighter model once, then make it even lighter (but that costs several times more), add more power, and again add even more power (but again at a higher cost).The cash you collect along your flight path is shown at the bottom of the game screen. There are also various achievements for you to gain, such as collecting 30 space starts in a single flight, flying over a country in 15 days or less, collecting $500 in a single flight etc. Collecting stars will earn you cash. Collecting cranes will give you a bonus multiplier to all the cash you collect for a couple of seconds. Windmills will give your paper plane a last minute boost.
Goldburger To Go!This is an educational site that presents problems to students in a Rube Goldberg type scenerio. Programs such as this one help challenge students and help develop their critical thinking skills.
Let's Go To Mars!With the push to explore our neighboring planet students can explore the world of Mars. In order to get there students need to design a mission to the Red Planet and test out their ideas!
Math is Fun!This is another educational website that helps strengthen student math skills by applying their math skills in a variety of challenging math games.
Ok Go! VideoStudents can see how Rube Goldberg principles can be utilized in a fun and challenging environment.
Paper Airplane SimulatorThis is an educational web simulator that provides challenges involving aerodynamics and airplane flight.
Escape the space maze by guiding your ship through each level as quickly as you can. Do not hit a wall of the maze as your plane will crash. If you crash 3 times - Game Over. Watch out for extra points/ time bonuses and power-ups. You will see colourful icons which will give you extra speed or brake power. The spacebar and arrow down key are for brakes. Left and right arrow keys - to rotate your ship. The Up arrow key - your ship accelerates.
The Fantastic ContraptionThis is an educational website that challenges students to solve various problems using physics and develop their critical thinking skills.
The Infinite Cat ProjectBased on Rube Goldberg principles, students design and implement mechanical systems to perform simple tasks. With multiple solutions possible, this site provides students with challenging situations.
Rocket Resource Sites:
RocketModeler III by NASA http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/rocket/rktsim.htmlEstes Rocket Information http://www2.estesrockets.com/pdf/1948MRST.pdfRelated examples of model rockets http://www.estesrockets.com/Extra Engines site- http://www.hobbytown.com/Category/Rockets/1783/
EDHEADS Technology Activities
Edheads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. We partner with various school systems in the United States, which help us research, design and test our activities every step of the way!
Thrills and Spills with the Coaster Creator Game
Looking for a quick, fun way to experience more science behind Operation: Infinite Potential? Try your hand at Coaster Creator, one of JASON's online Digital Labs.
Rapid energy transfer is the key to roller coaster thrills but be careful—too much kinetic energy and you'll crash, too little and you'll stall. Use your knowledge of potential and kinetic energy to design your own coaster. With nearly 30,000 games played so far, only the most skilled Coaster Creators make it onto the competitive online leader board!Roller Coaster Builder Site:
Located at www.iteea.org/Green/green.htm, this new resource offers information pertaining to green topics such as food, biodiversity, environment, energy/power, health, green building, water resources, transportation, and green funding. The “green page” also includes green rss feeds, miscellaneous green resources, articles, presentations, activities, and more.
Energy comes in many forms. From plants photosynthesizing millions of years ago to the planes, trains, and robots in our lives today, energy transfers and transformations are everywhere. JASON's newest Digital Lab, Transform It! invites players to harness energy in its various forms to put a farm, a city, or even a giant robot to work!Transform It! is available free in the JASON Mission Center, and accompanies the Operation: Infinite Potential energy curriculum. Play Transform It! nowWord Search - Extra CreditCreate your own word search for your module using your specific vocabulary words for your module with the following site:You may add additional words/terms that you used in your module if needed.Paper Airplane ActivityNasa Link to Paper Airplane InformationSound Waves InformationMars Community Exploration ActivityThis is a 7 step/day activity.Step by step procedure to guide you to build your community on Mars!Please follow the directions and steps provided on the following link.:To Infinity and Beyond!!Co2 Car Tranportation Design Brief ActivityResources: