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Tech Tools and Lessons
Have your students create an experiment to see what materials keep items colder longer – Refrigeration on Ships
Students will learn how to build a cryptosystem to encode and decode messages. This lesson works for Engineering as well.
Your students can conduct an experiment making aluminum boats to find out how to define their goals, devise a plan, try a solution, evaluate their results, and then iteratively improve. Learn how Computer Science is a fundamentally problem-solving discipline.
View the adapted aluminum foil boat lesson, “STEM Boat Challenge,” created by Timothy Baszak for a STEM class (grades 5-8) at Waypoint Academy.
Have your students examine paintings from the Posner Maritime Art Collection and answer questions drawing conclusions about how art can reveal information about history and culture.
Use primary source materials to calculate losses and inflation – Merida Shipwreck
Have your students calculate midpoints based on historical maps of steamship routes – Midpoint in Ocean Crossings
Create line graphs from line items of food purchased for the Hudson River Day Line – Hudson River Line Food
Calculate percent increase or decrease using statistics from the American Merchant Marine – Trade Statistics
Create dynamic images with ThingLink
Port of Entry: Immigration – Use this Library of Congress tool to become a historical detective and investigate photographs and eyewitness account of immigrant life in America.
Immigration and Migration: Our Changing Voices – Through dialogue, documentation, research, and interviews, students understand their role in society in this Library of Congress activity.
Other Tech Integration Resources and Lessons
Piktochart – Infographic Creator
Animoto – Create Videos
Smore – Design Brochures and Posters
Fodey – Newspaper Clipping Generator
Library of Congress – Primary Source Analysis Tool
TimeToast – Create Timelines
MapMe – Make Story Maps
StoryBird – Digital Storytelling
Quizlet – Create Flashcards and Quizzes
Scratch – Create stories, games, and animations, and share them
GeoGebra – Solve equations, graph functions, create constructions, analyze data, explore 3D math!
Find lesson plans from the EPA on environmental science here.