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A Century of Plastics

Students learn about how the development of plastics have impacted our world.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Properties of Materials

Adaptive Device Design

Students learn about how the engineering behind adaptive devices has impacted everyday life. Topics examined include problem solving, teamwork, and the engineering design process.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

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Engineering Design

AI Search: Lions and Gazelles

This is an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘state-space search.’ The entertaining story line provides necessary background justifying the classic rules.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 13

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

Assembly Line

Students will time themselves as they assemble a product individually that meets quality control criteria.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

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Engineering Design

Be A Scanning Probe Microscope

Students explore how equipment developed by engineers allows us to "see" at the nanoscale.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 14

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Structure of Matter, Technology

Biomimicry in Engineering

Students explore how engineers have incorporated systems, materials, and methods from nature into manmade products, materials, and methods found in all industries.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Buildings and Structures, Engineering Design

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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Build Your Own Robot Arm

Students design and build a working robotic arm from a set of everyday items.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

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Engineering Design, Properties of Materials, Robotics, Technology

Can You Canoe?

Students learn how materials engineering has made canoes less expensive, more durable, and lighter.

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Cast Your Vote

Students learn how methods of voting have adapted over time using engineering to increase accuracy and privacy.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 12

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design

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