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Motion and Forces

Lesson Focus Students will learn about the engineering design process and about friction and forces. Students will work in teams to design a skier out of...
Lesson Focus In this lesson students explore how a simple synthesizer (electronic machine that produces sound) works by assembling, testing and modify the SparkPunk (a simple...
In this lesson, students build spinning tops out of everyday materials. Their challenge is to design a spinning top that can spin for at least 10 seconds within a circle...
This lesson focuses on trebuchet design. Teams of students construct trebuchets from everyday materials. They then test their trebuchets to determine the farthest distance they can hit a target with...
Lesson focuses on aerospace engineering and how space flight has been achieved from an engineering vantage point. Student teams build and launch a rocket made out of a soda bottle...
Lesson focuses on how bridges are engineered to withstand weight, while being durable, and in some cases aesthetically pleasing. Students work in teams to design and build their own bridge...