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The Power of Graphene

Students explore nanotechnology and the material graphene in terms of its ability to conduct electricity.

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Tinkering with Tops

Students work in teams to design and build their own spinning top out of everyday materials. Their top must be able to spin for at least 10 seconds within an area 30 cm in diameter.

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Toxic Popcorn Design Challenge

Teams of students use the engineering design process to solve the Toxic Popcorn Challenge.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Environments and Resources

Two Button Buzzer Circuit

Students learn how two buttons (switches) can control a buzzer.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 14

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Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Technology

Using Ohm’s Law to Build a Voltage Divider

Students explore Ohm's Law using a nine-volt battery.

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Water Rocket Launch

Students explore how engineers have developed rockets over the years, and learn about the principals of rocketry.

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Water Tower Challenge

Students explore how engineers have solved societal problems such as water delivery and storage.

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Waterproof that Roof!

Students work to design, build, and test a roofing system that will keep the contents of a box dry during a classroom "rainstorm."

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What is a Nanometer?

Students learn how working at the nanoscale requires scientists and engineers to work at a much smaller scale. Students measure common classroom objects and convert the measurement to nanometers.

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Working with Watermills

Students learn how watermills have been used throughout the ages to harness the power of water.

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