Information Theory

Inquiry Unit

Information Theory

One of the traits that makes humans unique from other animals is our consciousness, the fact that we can remember concrete ideas, both actual memories and abstract thoughts. These brain activities are…

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Chinese Oracle Bone

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Chinese Oracle Bone

Information Theory Unit

In ancient China, mainly during the late Shang dynasty, oracle bones were used as a form of divination. Inscriptions were carved on pieces of ox scapula and turtle plastron and are the oldes…

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Cuneiform Hands-On Activity

Hands-on Activity

Cuneiform Hands-On Activity

Information Theory Unit

Information Theory Unit Cuneiform was one of the first writing systems, developed 5,000 years ago in Mesopotamia to record information on clay tablets. By asking students to record current …

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Skyscrapers Hands-On Activity

Hands-on Activity

Skyscrapers Hands-On Activity

Skyscrapers Inquiry Unit

Skyscrapers Inquiry Unit Download PDF Skyscrapers Hands-On Activity Prompt for the students: Using only the materials provided, teams of students will design and build a structure as tall as p…

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Skyscrapers

Inquiry Unit

Skyscrapers

The symbol of growth in China and India of the early 21st century is the proliferation of skyscrapers. This was also the symbol of urbanization in the early 20th century U.S. How did this come about? …

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Using Drones to Assess Damage

Hands-on Activity

Using Drones to Assess Damage

Drones (UAV) Inquiry Unit

Often when a natural disaster occurs, it is difficult for first responders and government officials who have evacuated to know what has happened to their town in the hours, and sometimes days, followi…

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Drones from the Civil War to Today

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Drones from the Civil War to Today

UAV (Drones) Inquiry Unit

Historic insights into unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), from the Civil War through to today.┬áSee how aerial balloons were an integral part of early UAV or drone history and follow the technological p…

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UAV (Drones)

Inquiry Unit

UAV (Drones)

Almost since the dawn of warfare, armies have sought ways to inflict the most damage on their enemies at the lowest cost to their own troops. Technologies from catapults to cannons have been developed…

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Japanese Balloon Bombs

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Japanese Balloon Bombs

UAV (Drones) Inquiry Unit

Made of paper or rubberized silk, the Japanese Balloon Bombs, carried anti-personnel and incendiary bombs. Visit Source 1 Visit Source 2 Download PDF …

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