Professional development for Physics teachers

Attention physics teachers! On August 13th-14th at Tufts University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) in Boston, there will be a free two-day professional development workshop for physics teachers on using InterLACE (Interactive Learning and Collaboration Environment), an innovative web-based tool-kit to facilitate collaborative inquiry activities in the classroom. The professional development will include […]

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Light theremin

LEGO theremin

In this activity, use an NXT brick equipped with two light sensors to emulate a theremin. One sensor will change pitch as the amount of light sensed changes, and the other sensor will change volume as the amount of light sensed changes. The theremin is meant to be controlled with the hands, but any object that […]

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Science through LEGO Engineering

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The following four curricula are designed to introduce students (in Grades 3 to 5) to various science concepts through design-based LEGO projects. The first several lessons of each unit engage students in scientific explorations sometimes using the LEGO tool-set as a resource. The students are then charged with an open-ended design challenge where they use […]

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Participating in the HALE project (High Altitude LEGO Extravaganza)

Moment of take-off

Nevada, July 29th 2008 at dawn: Dr Eric Wang and his team are preparing two high-altitude balloons for launch in the middle of nowhere. Several payloads are tied together to form the electronic, mechanical and photograph-taking passengers for the flight to the lower stratosphere. All participating groups are waiting in suspense, trying to get some […]

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Rotation sensor challenge

Rotation sensors are very important in the field of engineering because they track and measure the motion of rotating objects. The NXT motors and EV3 large motors have built- in rotation sensors that are accurate enough for most purposes, but what if you need something even more accurate? How can you design and construct a […]

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