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Materials and Properties

Lesson focuses on flight and how the design of a glider will improve aerodynamic function. Teams of students explore the forces that impact flight and design, build, and test their...
Lesson explores the engineering behind life vests or personal flotation devices and the challenges met by these devices. Students work in teams to design and build a flotation device out...
Lesson focuses on how writing instruments have been engineered over time. Students work in teams to design and build a functional "pen" out of everyday materials that can deliver washable...
Lesson focuses on the growth of tall buildings and their structures. Students work in teams to develop the tallest tower they can build with limited materials that can support the...
Lesson focuses on how structural engineers have improved the designs of building -- specifically roofing -- over the years to improve the quality of homes and life. Teams of students...
Lesson focuses on how packaging engineers develop customized shipping and packaging containers to meet the needs of many different industries. Students learn about different packages that have been engineered to...