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Build Your Own Robot Arm

Students design and build a working robotic arm from a set of everyday items.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design, Properties of Materials, Robotics, Technology

Popsicle Bridge

Students learn how bridges are designed to meet load, stress, and aesthetic challenges.

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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

Tall Tower Challenge

Students explore the tallest buildings in the world and how they were designed and constructed.

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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

Design a Dome

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

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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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Working with Wind Energy

Students learn about wind energy and equipment used for both site testing and the conversion of wind to energy.

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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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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Engineering Design

Build a Big Wheel

Students learn how big wheels have been designed throughout history, and then work in teams to design their own pasta wheel.

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