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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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Keep it Cool

Students explore how engineers develop systems to keep liquids cool and learn about heat transfer, insulation, and vacuums.

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Filtration Investigation

Students learn how filtrations systems are of many sorts for many purposes.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Environments and Resources

Folding Matters

Students explore how the folding of materials is sometimes critical to the functionality or shipment of a product.

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8 - 18

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Engineering Design, Properties of Materials, 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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Failure: Seeds of Innovation

Students explore how engineers created materials, products, and processes after facing a failure or mistake.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design

Pendulum Time

Students explore how the pendulum clock has proved to be a very accurate way of measuring time over the centuries. Students work in teams to build their own pendulum clock out of everyday items.

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AI Search: Lions and Gazelles

This is an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘state-space search.’ The entertaining story line provides necessary background justifying the classic rules.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 13

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

Wind Tunnel Testing

Students learn how products such as airplanes, cars and trucks are tested in wind tunnels.

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Fun with Speedboats

Student learn how engineers compete in water speed races and then design their own speedboat out of everyday items.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces, Properties of Materials

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