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Enrichment Activities

Enrichment activities are the third component of Through My Window.  They are interactive, minds-on opportunities to dive deeper into the engineering topics introduced in the novel and learning adventures.  

Elements like videos, journaling questions, and discussion prompts are included in each offline enrichment activity.  They also feature concise instructions as well as key information for educators about objectives and engineering connections.

Click here to access lesson plans that integrate these activities with the book and learning adventures.

ACCESS the offline enrichment activities

Artificial Intelligence

AI's the Limit!  Investigate the limits of artificial intelligence through voting and discussion

Does My Brain Have a Mind of Its Own?  Explore the concept of consciousness and the possibility of a conscious machine

Tell Me What to Do!  Discover the fundamental concepts behind computer coding

How Are You Feeling?  Using facial recognition as an example of the limits of rule-based AI

Would Robots Make Good Caretakers?  Research the abilities and ethical concerns about robot caretakers

Engineering Design

Chair Challenge Design a chair to meet the needs of one of the Through My Window characters

Tower Challenge Create the tallest tower to help a mini golf course

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1223868 and 1223460.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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