build a boat

Everything in the built world has a story as well as a lot of ideas, thinking, experiences and background knowledge. Take for example, the Optimist sailboat. The design is simple enough that many people and groups have build them so kids everywhere can learn to sail in a small rugged boat and compete internationally. These are the instructions for building an Opti complete with pictures and links to resources. Going through the instructions points out a number of engineering concepts and terminology as well as tools and skills. Computer-aided design – Wikipedia Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computers … Continue reading build a boat

boats, space, paint

Pigments through the Ages – Choose a time period From prehistoric times, humans have left an imprint on their environment in the form of painted images, which both beautified their world and expressed their thoughts and feelings. It may be that p… The Colorful History of Paint | EarthDate By 40,000 years ago, tribes in Europe, Australia, and Indonesia painted images of hunters and herders on cave walls, and had expanded their palette to include many colors.Pigments for these paints… Paint – Wikipedia Paint is any pigmented liquid, liquefiable, or mastic composition that, after application to a substrate in a … Continue reading boats, space, paint

AP biology / computer science

encourage more girls to consider AP Computer Science classes by exploring connections, projects, solutions with AP Biology apcomputersci apbiology projectbasedlearning pbl Biology projects with computer science – data collection and analysis, mobile apps, simulations   AP Biology AP Biology – AP Students – College Board Unit 1: Chemistry of LifeYou’ll learn about water’s role as the basis of life and the functions of macromolecules like lipids and proteins.Unit 2: Cell Structure and FunctionYou’ll study the… AP Computer Science Computer Science Principles | Our team designed the AP CS Principles curriculum to support students and teachers new to the discipline. … Continue reading AP biology / computer science

plant-based plastic, biomedical engineer

Walmart’s food safety solution using IBM Food Trust built on the IBM Blockchain Platform Walmart’s food safety solution using IBM Food Trust built on the IBM Blockchain Platform YouTube Gert-Jan Gruter – Plant-based plastic bottles Day in the Life of a Biomedical Engineer – All Together An engineering degree is a platform where you can launch into any career you desire, whether it is Marketing, Entrepreneurship or another field like Regulatory Affairs.I became immersed in the Regu… So You Want to Become a Biomedical Engineer | IEEEx on edX Want to become a biomedical engineer but not sure where to … Continue reading plant-based plastic, biomedical engineer

splats, Christmas inventions

Overview | Lemelson-MIT Program The Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.We recognize emerging collegiate inventors whose invention… 7 Christmas Inventions and their Surprising Origins Have you ever wondered where Christmas lights, candy canes and other holiday mainstays originated? Here we look at the history of some of the most enduring holiday-season inventions.Some of our fav… Engineering For US All | Engineering For US All (E4USA) is a first-of-its-kind, national initiative designed to introduce engineering design principles to a new generation of students. E4USA invites all schools, teachers,… Expanding Engineering … Continue reading splats, Christmas inventions


Glass – In its pure form, glass is a transparent, relatively strong, hard-wearing, essentially inert, and biologically inactive material which can be formed with very smooth and impervious surfaces. These desirable properties lead to a great many uses of glass. Glass is, however, brittle and will break into sharp shards. These properties can be modified, or even changed entirely, with the addition of other compounds or heat treatment. Is Glass Solid? – Looking at glass molecules under very low temperatures, they found that the molecules do appear to eventually form into solid geometrical shapes. Glass becomes solid eventually Common glass … Continue reading glass