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    Create a system that uses bubbles to reduce carbon dioxide in water--reducing the water's acidity.
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    Using only the items provided, create a device that can deliver a cell phone to a raft floating in the water.
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    Build a pinball game with a launcher and interesting obstacles.
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    Make a dance pad that lights up or beeps when you dance and stomp on it.
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    Design and build an air-powered rocket that can hit a target.
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    Design and build a shock-absorbing system to protect two marshmallow astronauts when they land.
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    Create a play dough creature with eyes that light up.
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    Transmit music over a laser beam by manipulating mirrors.
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    Design and build a car that moves by wind power.
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    Make an Alka-Seltzer rocket and launch it to hit a target.
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    See if you can build a catapult that launches a projectile and hits a target.
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    Whip up a batch of glue and test it out.
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    Program a humanoid robot to build a structure.
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    Build an electrical circuit to power an alarm that is small enough to hide-- and that goes off when you flip the switch.
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    Based on a Design Squad episode, students will learn how to design a zip line.
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    Make a top and see how long you can make it spin.
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    Build a magnetic levitating train that can balance on a magnetic track.
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    Program a humanoid robot to successfully navigate an obstacle course.
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    Build a diving board that hangs as far off a table as possible.
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    Build a miniature bobsled that can win a race down a slope.
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    How can you get cars on and off one highway and onto another without crossing any lanes of traffic?
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    Create a 3-D landscape and map it using a lidar laser measuring device.
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    Design a process to treat water contaminated with acid and oil.
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    Using index cards and only one shape in your design, build a bridge that can support a toy car.
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    Build the tallest tower you can with the smallest footprint possible.
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    Build a 3-D model of a watershed and experiment to see how human and natural activities can affect it.
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    Construct a neutrally buoyant scuba diver who neither sinks to the bottom nor floats on the surface.
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    Create a track that keeps a marble rolling the longest.
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    Design and create a pair of shoes that is stylish and holds up when worn and walked in.
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    Design a 12-inch domed structure strong enough to support 60 pennies.
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    Make a model of a cable-stayed bridge that is put together like a real one, with bridge segments suspended from towers.
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    Design, build, and test a bubble blower.
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    Make a paper tower that can withstand as much wind as possible.
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    Make a roof that will keep a cardboard house from getting wet.
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    Design a leak-proof system of pipes to bring water to the right place.
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    How many pennies can you design an aluminum foil boat to hold before it sinks or capsizes?
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    Design a solar panel that can be folded up and expanded without tearing.
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    Design and build a flotation device that can keep an unopened can of soup afloat in a bucket of water.
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    Build a house of cards and see how much weight it can bear before it collapses.
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    Make your own creepy putty that squishes and stretches.
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    How will a structure made of marshmallows and toothpicks withstand an earthquake?
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    How can you design a bridge out of straws that holds a lot of pennies?
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    Make a roller coaster for a marble that has a loop, hill, and jump.

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