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Shipping for Survival

Students learn about how important packaging design and engineering can be, especially when the item being shipped is an organ ready for transplant, or other living items.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Properties of Materials

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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Solving a Simple Maze

Students design a simple maze as shown in figure (given in the synopsis). They will solve the maze, and will then list the assumptions and steps in arriving at the solution of the maze.

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AGE LEVELS:

14 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

Solving Problems with Decision Trees

Students learn about decision trees, subscription fraud and how they can use decision trees to solve the problem.

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AGE LEVELS:

14 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

Sort it Out!

Students learn how coins are manufactured and explore the sorting processes engineers have developed.

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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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Statue Display Tower

Students will work in teams to design a statue display tower that meets set criteria and constraints. Teams will construct a prototype, test and redesign.

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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

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Technology

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