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Rubber Band Racers

In "Rubber Band Racers" lesson students explore rubber band car design. Students work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own rubber band car out of everyday items.

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Playing with Parachutes

Students work in teams to design and build parachutes out of everyday items.

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Sugar Crystal Challenge

Students learn about how surface area can change at the nanoscale. Students work in teams to explore different forms of sugar at different levels of coarseness.

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Temperature Tactics

Students explore the impact of engineers and scientists have developed sensors over the centuries to measure temperature.

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Tinkering with Tops

Students work in teams to design and build their own spinning top out of everyday materials. Their top must be able to spin for at least 10 seconds within an area 30 cm in diameter.

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Find it with GPS!

Students explore the impact of how technology can positively impact the world by learning about global positioning systems.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Technology

Measuring the Wind

Students explore how anemometers record the strength of the wind and how this information is used to support society.

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Shake it up with Seismographs!

Students learn how seismographs record and can help predict earthquakes and other earth movements. They explore the impact of how technology can positively impact the world.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces, Technology

Working with Wind Energy

Students learn about wind energy and equipment used for both site testing and the conversion of wind to energy.

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Nano Waterproofing

Students learn about how nanotechnology has impacted manufacture and use of fabrics.

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