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Design a NewBot

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
Students will identify problems in society and design a prototype, including sensors and components necessary for a new robot. Students will engage in the engineering design process and seek suggestions from their peers to improve design concepts.
  • Engineering
  • Technology
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All Geared Up!

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Learn about gears, how they work, and differences in gear size as well as develop an understanding of angular speed. Students will analyze a variety of situations by applying arc length and other trigonometric functions to determine degrees of rotation.
  • Math
  • Technology
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Students will use a life cycle audit to evaluate a product’s environmental impact on society by proposing design changes in order to reduce the negative impact it could have.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Students explore the basic components of vehicle design and learn about the conditions affecting Mars rovers. They design an improved Mars rover by defining a problem and proposing a solution in the form of improved design elements.
  • 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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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will construct interactive lunar cycle models to illustrate the phases of the Moon in 3 dimensions.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 6–8
Level: 2
In this activity, students will research ancient organisms and create a timeline showing when they appeared on Earth.
  • Science
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Synthetic Properties

  • IT
  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 4
In this activity, students will compare samples of monomers and polymers in powder and thread form (sugar/cotton candy and cotton flock/cotton balls).
  • Science
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Sun, Moon and Stars

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will paint craft spheres to resemble the Earth, moon and sun.
  • Science
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Stomp Rockets

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
  • 6–8
Level: 4
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of performing a controlled experiment and how different variables affect the distance travelled by a stomp rocket.
  • Science
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Run-Off Solutions

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Students will learn about the concept of low impact development: practices that use or copy natural processes such as absorption or evaporation to protect water quality.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will examine how the Earth's land surface is affected by water in its different forms.
  • Science
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Buggy Bodies

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will investigate how a specific group of insects move, referred to in our lesson as the focus insects.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
After learning about the amount of paper that the United States uses every year, students will observe how homemade recycled paper is made. Upon examining the result, students will be challenged to refine this process in order to produce a paper product.
  • Engineering
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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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Floating on Air

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
Students will investigate the relationship between friction and motion by building a simple hovercraft.
  • Science
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Fast Lane

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
In this activity, students will investigate how electricity and magnetism are closely related by building and testing their own electromagnets.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about the elements in the periodic table and how to interpret the information for each element.
  • Science
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