Written by teachers for teachers, these ready-to-use, hands-on projects for technology education and applied science classes are great curriculum enhancement tools. They really get students motivated!

Simply duplicate and use for as many students—and for as many times—as desired. Our high-quality activities save you time and help your students really understand the principles of technology and applied science. Projects include teaching tools such as procedures, vocabulary words, quizzes, photos, illustrations, and much more.


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Alternative Energy Vehicles: The Commuter Scooter
Using a small electric motor, an acrylic chassis, model airplane wheels, and other small components, students produce a mini working model of an electric car.

Cookin’ with Sun—Design and Build Solar Cookers
Hot dogs and marshmallows anyone? Brings together math, science, and technology. Teaches students about designing products that address human needs, along with issues related to health and the environment.

Energy Conservation
Teach kids how to save energy—and money—before they’re paying the bills! A light bulb energy calculation activity, a home energy efficiency test, and lots of tips and info on how to be a wise energy consumer are included.

Energy-Efficient Home Design
Activities give students a practical understanding of the amount of energy the average home uses and wastes and teaches them about energy-efficient design.

Mini Solar Race Car
Miniature solar-powered electric car that students can construct, plus background on how transmissions work and advice on sources of information on solar cars.

Solar Energy Experiments
Background on solar energy and its uses, plus six engaging activities.

The Solar Water Skimmer
Students attach a teacher-made solar panel and motor system to a Styrofoam boat of their own design.

Understanding Energy Consumption and Phantom Loads
Background on typical household electricity usage and phantom loads, plus three activities in which students estimate the amount and cost of electrical leakage from electronic devices and appliances in their homes.

Wind Power & Wind Turbines
Middle school students learn about torque, build and test their own wind turbines, learn to calculate kilowatts per hour, and measure the power of their wind turbines.

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