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Water Fountain

Students discuss water fountains and pumps. Student teams then observe a demonstration of a hydraulic pump. Next they will design, build, test, and redesign their own unique water fountain.

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AGE LEVELS:

10 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Energy, Engineering Design, Motion and Forces

Interactive Gumball Machine

Students will begin this lesson by reading about the history of gumball machines. Next, students will work in teams to design and build a gumball slide.

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10 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Energy, Engineering Design, Motion and Forces

Toxic Popcorn Design Challenge

Teams of students use the engineering design process to solve the Toxic Popcorn Challenge.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Environments and Resources

Biomimicry in Engineering

Students explore how engineers have incorporated systems, materials, and methods from nature into manmade products, materials, and methods found in all industries.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Buildings and Structures, Engineering Design

Engineer a Cane

Students explore the impact of assistive technology on meeting the needs of society. They work in teams to reengineer an assistive device -- in this case a cane -- to meet the needs of a client.

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Design a Dome

Students learn about domes and work in teams to construct their own using everyday materials.

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Engineer a Dam

Students explore the multiple uses of dams and how they solve problems.

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Trebuchet Toss

In this lesson, students work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own trebuchet out of everyday items. They test their trebuchet, evaluate their results, and present to the class.

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Assembly Line

Students will time themselves as they assemble a product individually that meets quality control criteria.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design

Robot Basketball

The teacher will lead a class discussion about basketball and the different kinds of shots basketball players perform. A student will demonstrate how they throw a free-throw shot in basketball.

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