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Engineer a Cane

Students explore the impact of assistive technology on meeting the needs of society. They work in teams to reengineer an assistive device -- in this case a cane -- to meet the needs of a client.

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Design a Dome

Students learn about domes and work in teams to construct their own using everyday materials.

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Engineer a Dam

Students explore the multiple uses of dams and how they solve problems.

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Keep it Cool

Students explore how engineers develop systems to keep liquids cool and learn about heat transfer, insulation, and vacuums.

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Assembly Line

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

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8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design

Robot Basketball

The teacher will lead a class discussion about basketball and the different kinds of shots basketball players perform. A student will demonstrate how they throw a free-throw shot in basketball.

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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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Playing with Parachutes

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

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Sugar Crystal Challenge

Students learn about how surface area can change at the nanoscale. Students work in teams to explore different forms of sugar at different levels of coarseness.

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Temperature Tactics

Students explore the impact of engineers and scientists have developed sensors over the centuries to measure temperature.

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