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Creating Computer Chips

This "Creating Chips" video from Intel's "The Journey Inside: The Computer" series is the primary Instructional Material for this lesson.

Digital Information: Intel Companion Web Site

The Intel video used in this lesson has a companion website which includes supplemental instructional material to reteach or extend the content from the The Digital Information  video.  Lessons 3 through 7 on this page contain interactive animations that reinforce concepts from the video.

Engineering Process II

The attached Engineering Process II PowerPoint file builds upon the earlier Engineering Process presentation by  providing some more formal definitions and listing deliverables.

Advanced Flow Charts

The attached PowerPoint file contains the Instructional Material for the Advanced Flow Charts lesson.  The last slide uses LucidChart.com as an example, but other tools may be used. 

LucidChart currently offers a free classroom license if an educator registers with a .edu email address.

Digital Information_Socratic_Website

This web site includes the script for teaching students binary numbers through the Socratic Method (asking questions, instead of direct instruction). This could be used prior to, or in place of, the first few slides of the PowerPoint presentation. 

Thanks to Scott Leduc (Capital High School, Olympia WA) for sharing this link.

Digital Information Video

The first attached PowerPoint presentation is intended to be used in conjunction with the Intel  "Digital Information" video.

The second attached PowerPoint file contains the supplies for the "Human Computer" Demo in the Digital Information lesson.
 

"Problem Solving with Programming"

The attached pdf file is the "Problem Solving with Programming" sheet from the "Challenges" page in "NXT Video Trainer 2.0" from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy.

Introduction to Flow Charts_Prim

The attached PowerPoint file walks through the basics of creating a Flow Chart for a program.  The last slide uses LucidChart.com as an example, but other tools may be used. 

LucidChart currently offers a free classroom license if an educator registers with a .edu email address.

Gearing Game

This web-based Gearing Game is a fun way to help students visualize the interaction of gears. Thanks to Mac Jones at Reeve's MS in Olympia, WA for this link.

LEGO 100+ Gear Calculator Video

This YouTube Video tells the story of an ancient Greek celestial calculation machine using precision gearing and a Lego implementation of the same device. It uses 1,500 parts and 110 gears to recreate the Greek invention. This is a great supplement to the Advanced Gearing lesson as it shows how the Greeks used compound gearing to do complex math. Thanks to Mac Jones at Reeve's MS in Olympia, WA for this link.

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