Computer Science

Bad Maps

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X marks the spot as you and other pirate captains piece together scraps of maps, sending minions stumbling around the island - leading some to traps and others to treasure. But beware, other captains’ instructions may work against you. Yargh!

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Computer Science
Play Time: 
60 min.
Bad Maps

Factory Funner

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In Factory Funner, players are factory managers who select and install machines in their factory. They try connect all machine input and output pipes to the right reservoirs or to other machines in order to build the most profitable configuration. A new machine brings revenue.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Science
Computer Science
Play Time: 
40 min.
Factory Funner

ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

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Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

Engineering for the Red Planet

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Dr. Ayanna Howard describes some of her responsibilities as an engineering professional, including some of the remarkable challenges she faced as a member of the recent Mars lander mission, in this video segment from NASA. Her insights reveal why engineering can be such a rewarding field.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Blue Crab Blues

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The blue crab is of large value to the state of Maryland for several reasons. The crab is a predator and scavenger in the food web of the bay habitat and ecosystem. Understand the importance of the blue crab species to the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn what scientists have discovered about the life cycle of blue crabs and the threats facing the blue crab population.

Chapter 7: Assembly of a Pinnacle | Raw to Ready: Mack Truck

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This chapter of Raw to Ready: Mack Truck highlights how all the elements come together to create the Mack Truck Pinnacle. Inside the factory, a team of specialists bring together all the various parts.

 

Women's Place: Anna Anderson

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Anna Anderson talks about working at Ranger Aircraft during World War II in this video teaching module from KACV's Texas Panhandle Stories: WWII. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers | Nate Ball

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Meet mechanical engineer and inventor Nate Ball in this video profile from The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers. Ball explains how an idea for a design competition project led to his big invention: a rope-climbing device named the Atlas Power Ascender that is used in search-and-rescue operations. He describes the process used to design, build, and test the Ascender and discusses the role of failure, which is not only common in engineering but teaches valuable lessons. This resource is part of the NOVA: Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers Collection.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Human Performance Careers

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Human performance engineers apply math and science in tangible ways that can improve people's lives and the tools and products we use. Watch and learn about topics in human performance including ergonomics, human factors and robotics.

Voyager Becomes First Spacecraft to Enter Interstellar Space | PBS Newshour

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NASA has announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft, which left Earth in 1977, is now the first man-made object to ever reach interstellar space. Get students excited about space travel with this PBS NewsHour video from September 12th, 2013.

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