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Dispenser Designs

Students learn how material selection, costs, and user needs must be weighed when designing a product.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Properties of Materials

Getting Your Bearings

Students learn about friction and how ball bearings reduce friction and extend the life of machines. Topics examined include friction, ball bearings, engineering design, and problem solving.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Energy, Engineering Design, Motion and Forces

Engineering Ups and Downs

Students work in teams to develop a design for their own elevator to service a toy car garage.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces, Simple Machines

Give Me a Brake

Students learn about how basic rim bicycle brakes work, and discuss force and friction.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Energy, Engineering Design, Motion and Forces

Program Your Own Game

Students learn about basic computer programming and the work of software engineers.

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Heart of the Matter

Students learn about how valves operate and the enhancements that have improved mechanical heart valve design.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Human Body, Motion and Forces

Here Comes the Sun

Students learn about how solar energy is gathered and transferred to electrical energy in solar panels.

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