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The ATE Central resource collection and archive contain curriculum, professional development materials, videos and other valuable resources created and collected by the ATE community. Browse the resource collection using the categories listed below, or search for ATE resources via the box at upper right.

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Earthworm Information

This University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program provides several links to articles on earthworms. These describe the earthworm's importance to ecosystems and agriculture.  There is also a section with species profiles of various types of earthworms.
Powers of Ten

"Powers of Ten", the film made by Charles and Ray Eames in 1977, takes the viewer from the core of an atom to the edge of the universe, moving 10 times further every 10 seconds. The film is about scale and how we view the universe and our place in it. Powers of Ten is an extremely valuable tool for teaching and understanding our world through the concept of scale. Although math is the most obvious...
Educator's Toolkit on Career and Education Planning

This site, from the Florida Department of Education, presents a toolkit for educators on career education planning. Several modules are included on the site: understanding the workplace, self awareness, exploring careers, goal setting/decision making, workplace skills, career/education planning and job search. Lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations and other resources are included and available...
Made in Florida Middle School Learning Challenges: Strings that Sing!

This resource from the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center for Manufacturing (FLATE) will help educators bring music into their classrooms. Everyday items are used including rubber bands, tissue boxes and paperclips. The lesson plan is intended for middle school aged students; the students will gain an understanding of the science behind material selection and use in string design. It...
Made in Florida: Summer Robotic Camps

This webpage from the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center for Manufacturing (FLATE) provides information about the Lego Mindstorms Robotics summer camp for middle and high school students. A short video clip provides information on the focus of the camp (running time: 1:53).
FLATE Center: Middle School Lesson Plans

This page from the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center for Manufacturing (FLATE) provides links to a number of lesson plans for middle school students. Some of the lessons pertain to manufacturing in the state of Florida, and others would be applicable to a number of science classes, covering topics like laboratory and chemical safety, melting points and emulsions, sound and robotics....
Measurement and Precision: Middle School Activity

This activity from the Florida Advanced Technological Education (FL-ATE) Center asks students to use the concepts of measurement and precision in the context of designing and manufacturing surgical instruments. The interdisciplinary lesson plan involves science, computer technology, math and technical education. Students will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of number systems...