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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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Pipeline Challenge

Students learn how land and weather, distance, and materials to be transported impact engineering plans.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Environments and Resources

Planting with Precision

Students explore how engineers have increased the effectiveness and efficiency of planting seeds.

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Playing with Parachutes

Students work in teams to design and build parachutes out of everyday items.

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Pollution Patrol

Students work in teams to design and build their own outdoor air pollution detectors out of everyday items.

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Popsicle Bridge

Students learn how bridges are designed to meet load, stress, and aesthetic challenges.

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Radio Reception and Transmission

Students explore how advances in radio communications have impacted society. Students work in teams to build and test a working FM radio receiver and an FM transmitter.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Energy, Engineering Design, Properties of Materials, Technology

Recursion: Smaller Sibling Pyramids

Recursion, Iteration (Looping), and Concurrency.  In the first of two sessions (at most an hour each), students are asked to calculate a simple summation by themselves, based on a procedure they ar

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 13

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Technology

Rescue Rover

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

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Rubber Band Racers

In "Rubber Band Racers" lesson students explore rubber band car design. Students work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own rubber band car out of everyday items.

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