MassTEC Technology Education/Engineering Resources

Internet Based Classroom Activities

4th and 5th grade games
Inclined plane game http://www.addictinggames.com/isoball2-game.html
Simple Machines (click on the Simple Machine button) http://edheads.org/
Trebuchet Challenge http://www.globalspec.com/trebuchet/
Gear Challenge http://www.addictinggames.com/gears.html

PBS Nova Wright Brothers Flying Machine flash activity centered around Lift Drag and Thrust, see how fast a airplane has to go to create lift and airfoil shapes and there drag/lift ratio http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/wright/airborne.html

University of Colorado online lab (DC circuit simulator) http://phet.colorado.edu/index.php

Building Big- Bridges Domes Skyscrapers Dams Tunnels, Interactive Labs, General Information and Teacher Resources http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/

City of Materials web site http://www.cityofmaterials.com/portal/site/cityofmaterials/

Identify the subsystems in the transportation devices
http://www.neave.com/games/

Nuts Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundations Video's
First Robotics Competition Safety Video
How Steel is Made Video
How Products are Formed out of Metal

Jason Science See if you can help a city build a sustainable future now! http://www.jason.org/digital_library/8239.aspx

NASA Space Station Space Walk Game http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/3d_resources/station_spacewalk_game.html

General Motors Education Page (click on the tabs K-4th, 5th-8th, 9-12th for online activities) http://www.gm.com/experience/education/teachers/index.jsp
Mr Stephens engine shop http://www.gm.com/experience/education/5-8/games/corvette/corvette.jsp
Retro Techno (old type technology game) Http://www.gm.com/experience/education/5-8/games/retro_techno/retro_techno.jsp

NASA Climate Kids games etc. http://climate.nasa.gov/kids/

A Water Rocket Simulator for Fun & Science Studies This program can help students and rocketeers understand the physics of water rockets and how to optimize their water rocket launches to obtain the highest apogees. http://www.seeds2lrn.com/rocketSoftware.html

Curriculum Videos accessible on the Internet

The National Science Foundation Science of Speed, - Drag and Drafting, Car Safety, Friction and Heat, Grip, Sound, Tire & Pressure, Power, Balance, Momentum & Time http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/sos/

A video centered around the LEXUS RX factory, curriculum connections - Vehicle subsystems and Mass Production http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXOguvLi9Fo

Web sites with Lessons (searchable lessons/lesson banks below)

Navy Stem for the Classroom, lessons centered around
Robotics and Future Technology
Sonar and Echolocation
Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power
GPS and Navigation
Oceanography and Metrology
The Science of Diving
Jets in Flight
Future Fleet
http://www.navystemfortheclassroom.com/lesson-plans

From the EGFI and ASEE Touchdown: The Lunar Lander Challenge In this lesson, students assume the role of NASA aerospace engineers, using the engineering design process to learn steps for designing, creating, and improving equipment. http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/lesson-build-lunar-lander/

Tufts University Bridge Library, including a power point presentation and classroom activities http://engineering.tufts.edu/cee/bridges/presentation.asp

Intelicus Aerodynamic Activities, Numerous lesson centered around aerodynamics http://intelicus.com/aerodynamic-activities/

Teachers Domain Biotechnology resources and a lesson http://www.teachersdomain.org/special/biot/

Scott Karpuk Middle School Frameworks You Tube Movie Link, the link on the lessons page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy62yWqXucc

KidWind- Wind Energy Curriculum
http://www.kidwind.org/lessons/teachers.html

A world in Motion Elementary, Middle and High School curriculum page
http://www.awim.org/curriculum/

General Motors Education Page Lesson Plans http://www.gm.com/experience/education/teachers/index.jsp

Nanotechnology Curriculum NNIN Education Portal http://www.nnin.org/nnin_edu.html

Nano Ed Resource Portal- Courses and Units centered around Nano Technology (how about Nano Materials, a unit on this topic is there)

Engineering Education Service Center (EESC)
Engineering Curriculum Contest 2009 Winning curriculum http://www.engineeringedu.com/contestcurr.html

Alliance to Save Energy Lesson Plans http://ase.org/section/_audience/educators/lessons/

EIA Energy for Kids Teacher curriculum page / all grades
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=6

Mr. C's CO2 Racing Resources

The K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook

Cornell University Main Street Science

Museum of Science Archived Design Challenges

http://www.qworkbooks.com/
has practice MCAS question books

Educators National Science Standards and Lesson Bank

Try Engineering (the lesson plan page)
Try Engineering Robot Arm Lesson

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence Applied Sciences-Engineering- lessons

Curriculum Online
http://www.curriculumonline.gov.uk/Default.htm

Materials World Modules- Free modules centered around the topic of Materials

CEE Children's Engineering Educators, LLC
http://www.childrensengineering.com/

Museum of Science Engineering the Future

Engineering is Elementary EiE: Engineering & Technology Lessons for Children!

    Goodheart-Willcox online book activities web site http://www.g-wlearning.com/technologyeducation/index.htm

    PTC Academy/ FREE Pro/ENGINEER wildfire 4.0 license.

    Building With Wonderful Junk www.edequity.org/files/After-School Science Plus Sample Activity.pdf

    Design Squad Teacher Guides http://pbskids.org/designsquad/parentseducators/teachers_guide.html

    Fetch With Ruff Ruffman Activities Guides http://www.pbs.org/parents/fetch/activities/index.html

    Greenovation light and energy curriculum
    Correlated to individual state standards and aligned with the Balance LC™ classroom lighting system, our exclusive Greenovation light and energy curriculum gives teachers the power to practice what they teach.
    http://www.greenovationnation.com/curriculum.html

NASA Curriculum

NASA Classroom Activities Page

Rockets Educator Guide
Grades: K-12

Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge Unit
Grades: 6-12

NASA on the moon Educators Guide (grades 3-12) http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators
/topnav/materials/listbytype/On_the_Moon_Guide.html

NASA Robotics Website http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/robotics/home/index.html
NASA Robotics Education Bookmark
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/
materials/listbytype/Robotics_Bookmark.html

eGFI Suspension Bridge Lesson http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/lesson-bridge-swe/

Web sites with Searchable Curriculum or Numerous Lessons

ITEA Mission Green Technology, activities and other green resources http://www.iteea.org/Green/green.htm

Siemens Stem Academy (click on the resources tab to search for lessons etc.) http://www.siemensstemacademy.com/

Learning Institute for Technology Education
About 70 Elementary Technology Briefs
http://litesource.org/Aux_pages/Elementary%20Briefs.html

Greenovation
http://www.greenovationnation.com/curriculum.html


http://teachengineering.org/

Searchable Curriculum/Lessons and Activities

ASME- 10 Lessons Highlighting Great Achievements in Mechanical Engineering

Edheads lesson plans (Simple Machine Lessons) http://www.edheads.org/activities/lesson_plans/index.htm

National Energy Education Development Project Curriculum Guides and Program Resources www.need.org/curriculum.php

Jason Curriculum
http://www.jason.org/public/whatis/curr.aspx

Teachers Domain Teachers' Domain is a extensive library of free digital media resources produced by public television, designed for classroom use and professional development.

Classroom Research Resources

NASA Beginners Guide to Aerodynamics http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/bga.html

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is an ever-expanding resource for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities http://www.careercornerstone.org/

Curriculum Resources

Plans for the scale model of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

Ohio University Engineering Profession Summary's, a description of many Engineering Careers

Peter Manoogian's (from Winthrop Middle School) Power Point presentation of MCAS questions

ITEA's Bright Ideas

National Science Digital Library nsdl.org

Technology Education Archive

Technology Student Association

Project Lead the Way

Massachusetts Center for Career and Technical Education

World of Motion

National Science Teachers Association
(Craftsman Competition and Toshiba Grants)


Technically Speaking, Why All Americans Need to Know More About Technology

http://www.kidwind.org/

http://energyteachers.org/

Jason Science http://www.jason.org/public/whatis/start.aspx

Plans for a Water Bottle Launcher from Ask This Old House http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20263020,00.html

Technology Education for Children Council (TECC) http://www.tecchome.org/index.html

General Links

NASA 'Eyes on the Earth'

Fitchburg State College

http://www.technology-education.org/

Museum of Science Boston

Museum of Science Boston Educators page

Museum of Science Teacher Partner Program

National Center for Technological Literacy

Alternative Energy Education

Space Day Challenges

Web Based Tech Ed Teacher Modules

Toy Challenge Contest

TIES Magazine

Tech Directions

Boston Society of Architects

Kathy Schrock’s Guide

Scotty’s Technology Education Page

Ontario Ministry of Education (10-12)

Northern University Middle and High School

Technology Education Labs

Jim Thorpe High School

College of New Jersey

MSaT at Ohio State

University of British Columbia
Books in Technology Studies Education

GreatBuildings.com

WomanTech World

Technizzel http://www.technizzel.com/- Technizzel is an online publication designed to inspire young people to pursue careers in engineering and advanced technologies

Inventors/ Inventions

"Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents: Invention Guide for Kids"
http://www.marcaria.com/trademarks-copyrights-patents-invention-guide
-for-kids.asp

Thomas Edison .org http://www.thomasedison.org/

Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents (an explanation of the difference between them) http://secureyourtrademark.com/trademarks-copyrights-and-patents/

SMS Marketing Inventors Through the Years
http://www.sms-marketing.us/famous-inventions-inventors.html

The Ultimate Resource of Famous Inventors
http://www.usa-people-search.com/content-the-ultimate-
resource-of-famous-inventors.aspx

Television, Radio and More - The History of Great Inventions!
http://www.specialcabledeals.com/history-of-tv-radio.html

Animated Engines

Inventive Thinking Curriculum Project

Technology in America

Build It Yourself

Built in America

Edison Historical Site

History of Invention

History Channel

How Stuff Works

How Everyday Things Are Made

How Things Work

Rube Goldberg Gallery

Scientific American Frontiers

Invention Dimension

What Makes an Inventor Successful

Inventor Net

Inventors and Inventions Theme Page

Exploring Leonardo

National Inventors Hall of Fame

1998 Tall Tower Challenge

Wacky Patent of the Month

The World of Benjamin Franklin

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Grant Information

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
Current Themes
Characteristics of Excellent Teaching
Characteristics of Deep Learning
Applications reviewed monthly except July and December
http://www.mhjf.org/grants-to-educators

Donors Choose.org
http://www.donorschoose.org/teachers

Intel Community Grants The quarterly submission deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/corporate-responsibility/
applying-for-grants.html

Association of American Educators Grants Application deadlines are October 1 and March 1. Average amount: $500 http://www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/member-benefits/scholarships
-and-grants

Frances R. Dewing Foundation gives grants only to programs that deal directly with early childhood education. The average grant amount is $15,000. April 1 and October 1 are the annual deadlines http://www.frd-foundation.org/

Air Force Association Educator, Grants Grants
cannot exceed $250 per request. Deadlines are March 31
for the spring cycle and September 30 for the fall cycle. http://www.capmembers.com/aerospace_education/
aem_specific/educator_grants_and_scholarship_
information.cfm

http://www.stem101.org/

Boston Foundation for Architecture http://www.bfagrants.org/grants.html

The Massachusetts Department of Education
Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

ING Unsung Heroes The deadline for submission
is April 30, 2012.

Best Buy’s te@ch program

Toyota Tapestry Grants

Lowes Toolbox for Education http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/

NEA due
dates- February1, June1, October 15

http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/educators/grant-
programs/grant-application/student-achievement-grants/

Verizon Foundation- Application window January 1st
to October 31 continually

http://foundation.verizon.com/grant/

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Grants http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=244

Captain Planet Foundation Grants applications are May 31, September 30, and January 15 http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/

Nancy Knows Grants - a clearing house of grant resources http://nancyknowsgrants.com/

Scholarship Information

Koles Cares Scollarship Program, Nominate a young volunteer, age 6-18, Top winners each receive $10,000 for higher education, www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/index.asp

NASA Postdoctoral Program NPP
http://nasa.orau.org/postdoc/description/index.htm

MassNetComms Technical Scholarship Program

Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Annual Scholarships, Available
January 31, 2010, April 1, 2010, June 2010
http://www.nutsandboltsfoundation.org/Scholarships.cfm

SMART Science, Mathematics and Research for Transportation
Scholarship, annual program December 15th

StudentScholarships.org http://www.studentscholarships.org/

Online Professional Development

Leading Hands-On Engineering Activities
with NASA and DESIGN SQUADAn online workshop for
educators and after school leaders http://pbskids.org/designsquad/parentseducators/workshop/welcome.html

Online College Search http://www.onlinecolleges.net/

Contests

Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, September 13, 2012 through March 5, 2013 http://wecanchange.discoveryeducation.com/

Robot Events.com http://robotevents.com/
VEX BEST partnership

MassTEC's Build a better Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge Scale Model contest.

InvenTeams, due April 5, 2012

The 5th Annual Ralph Salvucci Online Bridge
Contest (the Massachusetts sub contest of the
West Point Bridge Design Contest
)
The West Point Bridge Design USMA Page

The College of Engineering at Boston University
fourteenth annual Design Competition for high school
students

ecybermission.com

Future City Contest

Christopher Columbus Awards
Due February 8th 2010

Team America Rocketry Challenge Due 11/30/2011

Sally Ride Toy Challenge

The Vodafone Americas Foundation™ designed the Wireless Innovation Project™ as a competition to promote innovation and increase implementation of wireless related technology for a better world. Submissions due February 10th 2010 http://project.vodafone-us.com/

Explorivision, ExploraVision is a science competition that encourages K-12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science. Due February 10th 2010, http://www.exploravision.org/

Real World Design Challenge http://www.realworlddesignchallenge.org/
Deadline November 18th 2011

Teacher Resources

NASA Educators online network http://neon.intronetworks.com/#
N
ASA has designed this community to help you connect, communicate
and collaborate with others and to provide you a more effective way to
build working relationships.

PBS Design Squad Web Site
http://pbskids.org/designsquad/parentseducators/

Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Resource Center www.massbioed.org

The Used Energy-Related Laboratory Equipment (ERLE)
Grant Program http://erle.osti.gov/erle/

NASA's Ares Project Links
Ares on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NASA.Ares
Ares TV on YouTube: www.youtube.com/AresTV
Ares on TeacherTube: www.teachertube.com/videoList.php?pg=videonew&cid=38

General Motors Education Page http://www.gm.com/experience/education/index.jsp

The Library of Congress, Teachers Page
The Library of Congress Main Page

NASA Office of Education

NASA International Space Station
http://www.nasa.gov/mission _pages/station/main/index.html

NASA Blast Back to School Educational Resources http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/blast-back-to-
school.html

Educator Resource Center at the Lyman Library Educator
Resource Center (ERC) for individual or small-group professional
development work. Overlooking the Charles River, the
ERC is a bright, open space located in the Lyman Library at the
Museum of Science, Level 3.

Blossoms free Video repository

Energy Information Administration Official Energy Statistics
from the U.S. Government
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/energyexplained/

National Center for Technological Literacy located
at the Museum of Science Boston http://www.mos.org/nctl/

NAEP Technological Literacy Framework

ITEEA Connect Zone

Click for a link to Dr. Ray McCarthy's Power Point
from the ITEEA 2010 Conference: Beyond Smash & Crash,
Part 2

Dr Ray McCarthy's PPT on The Universal Problem
Solving Model -- GIPOF

Article on Attracting Women to STEM

ITEEA Preparing the Next Generation for What Lies Ahead
Power point presentation and STEM Literacy = 21st Century
Skills http://www.iteea.org/AboutITEEA/about.htm

Communications Links

Graphic Comm Central

Communication Arts

Photo shop How to Information and Tutorials INVESTINTECH
http://www.investintech.com/resources/blog/adobe-photoshop
-ultimate-collection/

Photo shop Tips

Video Technology

Links

Beyond Cable: The History of Television http://sewelldirect.com/articles/History-of-TV.aspx

http://getintoenergy.com/ a website with careers in energy information

A sightseer's guide to Engineering http://www.engineeringsights.org

Explore City of Materials
where kids have fun with stuff
http://www.cityofmaterials.com

PBS Design Squad

ITEA Engineering and Technology Resources form Public Television PBS Peep, Curious George, Fetch, Cyberchase, Design Squad

National Institute for Woman in Trades, Technology and Science

Design and Discovery

(middle school pre-engineering)


American Society for Engineering Education K12 Center

National Academy of Engineering

Discover Engineering

Engineering Girl

ZOOM into Engineering

Bill Hammack's
Engineering & Life

Engineering Your Future

National Engineers Week

Manufacturing Is Cool

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Engineering in Mass Collaborative

Massachusetts Engineering Center

National Society of Professional Engineers

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Civil Engineering K-12

Women in Engineering

Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS)

United States Patent and Trademark Office

American Society of Mechanical Engineers/ ASME

Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority

Plans for a scale model of the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

Industry Organizations

STEMPower, STEM career information for Central Mass.

Boston Tooling & Machining Association

Science and Technology/ Engineering MDESE Links

The Commissioner of Education posts a newsletter each friday. If you would like to be added to the email distribution send an email to imailsrv@list1.doe.mass.edu with the following information in the body of the email: subscribe ESEUpdate Your Name. (Example: subscribe ESEUpdate John Smith)

The Board of Education Technology/Engineering Advisory Council

Suggested Key Elements for Technology/Engineering Lab Facilities for Middle and High Schools

Advisory Councils to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and
Secondary Education 2009-2010 Annual Reports September 2010,
click here to download the report


David P. Driscoll, Commissioner of Education Clarifying
Technology/Engineering Education


MDESE Science and Technology/Engineering Test and Development web page http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/tdd/sci.html

Click here to download the Science and Technology/Engineering Framework

Release of Spring 2011 MCAS Test Items

Release of Spring 2010 MCAS Test Items

Release of Spring 2009 MCAS Test Items

Release of Spring 2008 MCAS Test Items

Release of Spring 2007 MCAS Test Items

Release of Spring 2006 MCAS Test Items

Release of Spring 2005 MCAS Test Items

Release of Spring 2004 MCAS Test Items

Release of Spring 2003 MCAS Test Items

Release of Spring 2002 MCAS Test Items

Release of Spring 2001 MCAS Test Items

Release of Spring 2000 MCAS Test Items

Release of Spring 1999 MCAS Test Items

Release of May 1998 MCAS Test Items

MCAS Question Search Tool

MDESE Authorized Bilingual Dictionaries for Use on MCAS
Tests
Word version: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/testadmin/lep_bilingual_dictionary.doc
PDF version: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/testadmin/lep_bilingual_dictionary.pdf

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Lincesure (MTEL) Program Web Site

Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure Practice Tests

Making High School Technology/Engineering Courses"Count" By
Jake Foster, Massachusetts D.O.E, click for a link to the power point presentation

Dr Jake Foster Paper, The Development of Technology/
Engineering Concepts in Massachusetts Academic Standards
presented at a National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
7-8-2009, Click here to download the paper

Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Engineering (OMSTE) Review of the Science and
Technology/Engineering Framework, 2009-2011 Web Page

http://www.doe.mass.edu/omste/review.html

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education http://www.mass.edu/ Admissions Standards Guide including information regarding-
Technology/engineering courses must be taken for science credit and meet district guidelines for science courses.
A course is equivalent to one full school year of study.
http://www.mass.edu/shared/documents/admissions/admissionsstandards.pdf

Free Items (stuff)

Easy Ways to Obtain NASA Educational Materials Flier
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/
topnav/materials/listbytype/Easy_Ways.html

NASA Lithographs

NASA Images http://www.nasaimages.org/

NASA: Your Future and Ours Poster – All Grades:
Several members of NASA’s family have shared their stories on
this poster. Read about Al Condes, Pedro Rodríguez,
José Matienzo, Jaqueline Cortez, Alma Stephanie Tapia,
Monsi Cerezo Román, Ellen Ochoa, Michael López-Alegria
and Franklin Chang Díaz. Then insert your pictures and your own
story onto the poster.
English Version:

www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/
Your_Future_and_Ours_Poster.html

Spanish Version:
www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/
Tu_Futuro_y_el_Nuestro_Poster.html

NASA iPad Magazine "Space Place Prime"  Free download at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ios/

Free Lab Safety Workshops for Massachusetts Teachers and
Administrators
http://www.labsafetyinstitute.org/DIA/freeforMAteachers.htm

PTC Creo For Schools Free CAD Software Information
Link to down load software http://www.ptc.com/product/creo/free-trial/download.htm

Proge Soft CAD Software http://www.progesoft.us/index.pl

Free Autodesk® software http://students.autodesk.com/

DraftSight: Free CAD software
http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/free-cad-software/

Google SketchUp http://www.google.com/sketchup/download/
Google Sketch Up Information http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/industries/edu/primary.html

Building Homes of Your Home Software is an interactive
teaching tool for the middle and high school classrooms.
http://www.homesofourown.org/

classroomwishlist.org (register to request free items)

Free Online Newsletter Subscription from AAAS/Project 2061 http://project2061.org/listpref

American Council of Engineering Companies Free Engineering Brochure http://www.acec.org/engineeringcareers/

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