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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

Critical Load

Students learn about how to test structures for maximum load by designing prototypes of buildings out of cards.

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Build a Big Wheel

Students learn how big wheels have been designed throughout history, and then work in teams to design their own pasta wheel.

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History of Computing - EEEEK- A Mouse!

Students explore the engineering behind the original development and ongoing design enhancement of the computer mouse.

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Electric Messages: Then and Now

Students learn how to send Morse Code through electrical switches which they construct from batteries, wires, and a bulb.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 14

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Technology

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

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

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