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Sticky Engineering Challenge

Students learn how components must be evaluated when engineers develop a new product or solve a problem.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Properties of Materials

Stop And Go

Students explore how engineers redesigned or re-engineered the traffic signal over time to enhance its functionality.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

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Engineering Design, Technology

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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Tall Tower Challenge

Students explore the tallest buildings in the world and how they were designed and constructed.

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Telescoping Periscope

Students explore how devices -- such as the periscope -- have evolved over time to meet societal needs.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Light and Heat, Properties of Materials

Temperature Tactics

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

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Tennis Anyone?

Students explore how engineers incorporate the latest materials and manufacturing techniques to improve sports equipment.

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8 - 18

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Engineering Design, Properties of Materials

The Phone Charger Conundrum

Student teams learn how engineers work together to develop products that are compatible with other products. 

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12 - 18

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Electricity and Magnetism, Engineering Design, Technology

The Power of Graphene

Students explore nanotechnology and the material graphene in terms of its ability to conduct electricity.

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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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