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Critical Load

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

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Pulleys and Force

Students learn how pulleys work, and explore how multiple pulleys can reduce required force to move an object.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 11

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Motion and Forces, Simple Machines

Program Your Own Game

Students learn about basic computer programming and the work of software engineers.

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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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Rotational Equilibrium

Students build and test a mobile to explore the principals of rotational equilibrium.

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Electric Switches

The Electric Switches activity encourages students to design a simple switch into an electric circuit.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 11

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, 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

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

Simple Machines

Three student handouts are provided for advance review:

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 11

CATEGORIES:

Motion and Forces, Simple Machines

Flashlights and Batteries

Students learn how batteries work, and explore the simple circuit system found in a standard flashlight. Topics examined include batteries, electron flow, switches, and bulbs.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 11

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Technology

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