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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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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Properties of Materials

Failure: Seeds of Innovation

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

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8 - 18

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Engineering Design

Blast Off!

Students explore how engineers have developed rocketships over the years, and learn about the principals of rocketry.

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AGE LEVELS:

14 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces

Get It Write

Students work in teams to design and build a functional "pen" out of everyday materials that can deliver washable liquid watercolor (ink) to a sheet of paper in a controlled manner.

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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

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Technology

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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Chair Lift Challenge

Students explore how engineers work to provide safe transportation options in different environments and climates.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces

Smooth Operator

In this lesson, students work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own surgical instrument out of everyday items.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Human Body, Properties of Materials, Robotics

Solar Structures

In this lesson, students work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own solar house out of everyday items.

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Spring Scale Engineering

Students learn spring scales and develop their own functional spring scale out of everyday items. They present and then test their scales, and compare their designs with those of other teams.

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