Fractals – engineering 4 kids
“Cool math – Fractals – Fractal art, lessons and generators“Back in the 1960’s, a French mathematician named Benoit Mandelbrot started thinking about simple pretty simple: How long is…
news 09/12/2012 – engineering 4 kids
““The first humanoid robot in space was sent to the space station with the intention of eventually taking over tasks too dangerous or mundane for astronauts, and the first such task identifi…
updates (weekly) – engineering 4 kids
“Acid rain, from USGS Water-Science School“Geographic distribution of acid rain – Acidity in rain is measured by collecting samples of rain and measuring its pH. To find the distribution o…
engineering vocabulary, weather satellite launch – engineering 4 kids
“Decibel 10th for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad “Decibel 10th turns your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch into a professional sound meter, precisely measures the sound pressure level all around…
aerospace – engineering 4 kids
“Aerospace Micro-Lessons : The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics “Real World” Engineering Classroom resources? This AIAA link offers “micro-lessons” divided by grad…
atomic clocks, sound waves – engineering 4 kids
“An ancient plant inspires a new lab tool | Science News for Students Gravity pulls downward on the liquid droplet. Surface tension is a measure of the attraction a liquid’s molecule…
surface tension – engineering 4 kids
“Surface tension – an effect within the surface layer of a liquid that causes the layer to behave as an elastic sheet. Thus, the surface of any liquid behaves as if it was covered by a stret…
lever – engineering 4 kids
Pushing down on one end of a lever results in the upward motion of the opposite end of the fulcrum. Examples: Door on Hinges, Seesaw, Hammer, Bottle OpenerA lever is an object that is used with a p…
marine research – engineering 4 kids
“Multiple Opening and Closing Net, with an Environmental Sensing System. (MOCNESS) – remote-controlled nets for catching zooplanktonMarine Magnetometer – measures magnetic field strengthMo…
underwater robots – engineering 4 kids
“Density – A measure of the compactness of a substance, expressed as its mass per unit volume. It is measured in kilograms per cubic meter or pounds per cubic foot”
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acoustics – engineering 4 kids
“Acoustic engineering is the study of how sound is generated and measured by loudspeakers, microphones, sonar projectors, hydrophones, ultrasonic transducers, sensors, Electro Acoustics, and o…
aerodynamics – engineering 4 kids
“automotive industry, and NASA has, over the years, provided a great deal of its technology to its ground-based cousin, whether it was in the form of grooved pavement to reduce the risk of hyd…
algae biofuel – engineering 4 kids
“energy density – a measure of the amount of energy stored in a given volume or mass (weight) of that fuel.The units of measure for energy density are Mega Joules, mass is expressed in kilog…
artificial sweetener – engineering 4 kids
“calorie – The amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 °C. It is typically used as a measurement of the energy contained in some defined amount of food.&quo…
pressure – engineering 4 kids
“car tire pressure measured with a standard pressure gauge – 35psi at sea level, 40psi at 12,500 feet above sea level. The air at 12,500 is less dense so the air pressure in the tires seems…
calculators – engineering 4 kids
“Mobile measuring and calculating – there is an app for that… measuring – ruler, seismometer”
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greatest… – engineering 4 kids
“tools for discovery and scientific inquiry, measurement, observation 12. Spacecraft 14. Imaging 18. Laser and Fiber Optics – telescope – early, Hubble , navigation – sextant, sonar, GPS…
archeology – engineering 4 kids
“Devices that measure the electrical resistivity of the soil are also widely used. Archaeological Features whose electrical resistivity contrasts with that of surrounding soils can be detected…
atmospheric pressure – engineering 4 kids
“Atmospheric pressure is the total weight of the air above unit area at the point where the pressure is measured. Air pressure varies with location and weather. The average atmospheric pressur…
balance – engineering 4 kids
“Balancing machine – a measuring tool used for balancing rotating machine parts such as rotors for electric motors, fans, turbines, disc brakes, disc drives, propellers and pumps”