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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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Sail Away

Students design a sailboat out of everyday objects that can catch a breeze from a fan and sail four feet.

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Search Engines

Students build search queries. They learn efficient method of retrieving information. Students compare different search engines.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

Series and Parallel Circuits

Students perform experiments using two different types of circuit arrangements: series and parallel circuits.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 14

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Technology

Shake it up with Seismographs!

Students learn how seismographs record and can help predict earthquakes and other earth movements. They explore the impact of how technology can positively impact the world.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces, Technology

Ship the Chip

Students develop a plan, select materials, manufacture a package, test it, and evaluate their results.

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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

Sketching Circuits

Expanding on understanding of simple circuits, this lesson explores conductivity and introduces students to the new technique of drawing electrical pathways for circuitry with pens.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 12

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Engineering Design, Technology

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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