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The Tech Museum of Innovation

Discover inspirational technologies from this interactive museum in San Jose, California. Students can study renewable energy sources, observe changing weather patterns, design a product using microchips, or insert DNA into bacteria to learn how medicines are made. Design challenge lessons include Magnet Circus, Physics of Roller Coasters, Rover Landing, and Exploring Buoyancy.

If you live in the SF Bay Area, you can sign up for free field trips. Teachers from anywhere can join for free. Check out and use the free lesson plans and resources.

Published by The Tech Museum of Innovation in 1994-2010


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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Curriculum Areas:Education
Technology
Science
Themes/Keywords: Camps
Challenges
Energy
IMax
Lesson Plans
Museum
Physics


Vocabulary
energy, efficiency, hybrid, space, robotics, innovation, technology, satellite, earthquakes, telescope, DNA, genetics, invention


Essential Question(s)
1. Where can you go to play, learn, and have hands-on experiences with real-world science exhibits?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What are the basics of inherited traits?
2. What is the geology that makes up our planet?
3. How can you conserve energy?

Extension and Activities
1. Have your students explore one science topic in an interactive, hands-on setting.
2. Explore the playful side of invention and the inventive side of play in the exhibit Invention at Play.
3. Go to the Online Exhibits to MPG Marathon to see how your design choices and driving strategy affect the performance and energy-efficiency of a hybrid car. Design your car by choosing the body style, size of the gas engine and electric motor, and tires.


"I founded SAV school to educate poor family children of the rural area of Nepal seeing some parents unwilling to educate their children and some parents willing to send their children to teach them english. I've been focusing my strategy to bring the poor children to school and educate them in English medium. Parents love to hear their children speaking English. English is our second language. I look forward to sharing and connecting in My eCoach
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pictureGovinda Panthy
Founder
SAV School - Bhaktapur, Nepal






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