This 2-3 day lesson addresses the main idea of sound waves and the loudness (amplitude) of sounds. Students design, create, and test an amplification tool for a smart phone.
In this project students gain an understanding of the engineering design process by building a cardboard arcade game where winning or losing completes an electrical circuit. Students will present their arcade game to an audience of middle school or elementary school students. This project was developed by Allen Distinguished Educators Rob Rambach and Patrick Dempsey.
Biomechanical engineering is an interdisciplinary field of science that applies the rules and principles of mechanical engineering to biological systems. It combines elements of many disciplines, including biology, engineering, physics, chemistry, and mathematics to better understand how physical forces influence living organisms. A biomechanical engineer may find work in the medical, scientific, industrial or governmental sectors. It is also sometimes considered a subset of Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering.
Here is a simple lab report that can be used in any science class (6-12). The report is designed to help students identify hypotheses, independent and dependent variables, controls, constants, and to analyze experiments. I have also included tips on a simple way to teach your students to identify the IV and DV through a "cave man hypothesis" and how to teach controls with less confusion.