Engineering Teaching Lab: Design and Create Activities – High School (9th to 12th grade)
Bring your classroom for a design and create experience through hands-on engineering, programming using mathematical and science tools.
Activities are aligned to the following NYSSLS Performance Expectations:
- HS-PS3-3. Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to
convert one form of energy into another form of energy.*
- HS-PS3-6. Analyze data to support the claim that Ohm’s Law describes the mathematical
relationship among the potential difference, current, and resistance of an electric
- HS-PS4-2. Evaluate questions about the advantages of using a digital transmission
and storage of information.
- HS-PS4-5. Communicate technical information about how some technological devices use
the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and
capture information and energy.*
- HS-ETS1-2. Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into
smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
- HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized
criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety,
reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental
To schedule your class or for more information, please e-mail: email@example.com
|Programmable Smart Night Light
Create and program a smart night light with four functions.
|Energy and matter, patterns, scale, proportion, and quantity.|
|Optical Intrusion Detection
Design and create an electronic detection system with an alarm and a memory.
|Energy and matter, scale, proportion, and quantity.|
Design and create a switched traffic light for road intersection mockup with light emitting diode and programmable controller. Next, turn a traffic light into a game board.
|Patterns, cause and effect, energy and matter, scale, proportion, and quantity.|
|Temperature and Conductivity Sensor
Create a portable sensor that can measure temperature and conductivity. Ideal project for Chemistry and Environmental Science classes.
|Energy and matter, systems and system models.|
The Design and Create Labs are available Monday through Friday. A lab activity can begin as early as 8am. All activities are 4–5 hours long (including break for lunch). Projects can also be conducted remotely or as a hybrid of remote and in-person work.
The maximum capacity of the lab is 40 students and transportation must be provided by the district.
Lab Director: Dr. Mónica Bugallo, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences