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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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Design and Build a Better Candy Bag

Student teams will design a candy bag, and predict the volume and strength of their design.

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Designing Drones

Teams of students explore helicopter flight; and design, build, and test their own simple rotor out of basic materials.

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Dispenser Designs

Students learn how material selection, costs, and user needs must be weighed when designing a product.

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AGE LEVELS:

11 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Properties of Materials

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

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

Encryption – All About Code

Students learn how alphanumeric symbols can be encoded for a multitude of fun purposes.  In the first of two sessions (each 2 hours long) they learn about codes, and are asked to make their own wit

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 10

CATEGORIES:

Computing

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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Engineer a Dam

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

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Engineered Music

Students work in teams to develop a design for their own instrument using everyday items.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Energy, Engineering Design, Motion and Forces

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