Lesson Plans and Student Lesson

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Advanced Manufacturing

    In this media-rich lesson plan, students learn how critical thinking and problem solving are used in advanced manufacturing fields, then apply what they’ve learned in activities that are based on real-world scenarios.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • The Index of Refraction

    In this media-rich lesson plan, students explore the refraction of light at the boundary between materials: they learn about the refractive indices of various materials and measure the index of refraction of plastic or gelatin.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Fiber Optics

    In this media-rich lesson plan, students investigate how the index of refraction of materials is related to fiber optics: they explore the phenomenon of total internal reflection and learn how dispersion can affect fiber optics.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Planning Your Future Career in Advanced Technology

    In this media-rich, self-paced lesson, students explore the range of industries that produce and rely on advanced technology and learn how their skills and interests may align with career opportunities in this cutting-edge sector. The lesson contains videos that feature professionals describing their work and educational experiences, and provides details on the different college-level programs that prepare tomorrow’s workers for the industries’ challenging and well-paying jobs. The lesson concludes with activities that students can complete to help them more clearly define their goals and plan pathways to rewarding careers.

    Grades: 9-12