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Oil Spill Cleanup

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will use a variety of materials to attempt to clean up a simulated oil spill.
  • Engineering
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Market Research and Design

  • IT
  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9 - 12
Level: 3
In this lesson, students will work in teams to design a pair of headphones specifically for children under three.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • 9 - 12
Level: 2
Students will “mash up” an assigned product with one design influence from nature and present the product design to their peers using Google Sketch-Up.
  • Engineering
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Geronimo

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will test the effectiveness of different parachute designs.
  • Engineering
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Hang Time

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity teams design, build, and test paper helicopters to observe a relationship between blade surface area and descent rate.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • 9 - 12
Level: 2
In this lesson, students will work in teams to create a structure that will withstand simulated hurricane force winds
  • Engineering
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Wind Power

  • Energy
Grades:
  • 9 - 12
Level: 2
Students will examine wind power and learn to hardness it by creating a wind turbine.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will evaluate different 'before' and 'after' stations to decide if heating and cooling changes are reversible.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the engineering design process by designing and observing different containers that slow down the process of heat transfer.
  • Engineering
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