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Launch It!

Design and build an air-powered rocket that can hit a target at least 5 feet away. 

Make a Mechanical Hand

Students create a mechanical hand that mimics the bending and straightening of their own fingers and thumb.

Strongest Shapes

Students experiment with different shapes as they build a bridge out of index cards that will support a small object.

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Surgical Forceps (Challenge Video)

Design a prototype of surgical forceps that can grasp and remove a foreign object from a confined space.

Surgical Forceps (Student Instruction)

Design a prototype of surgical forceps that can grasp and remove a foreign object from a confined space.  

Waste-Free Future Project Challenge

Redesign the life cycle of a material or product so that nothing is wasted, no pollution is generated, and natural systems are protected or regenerated.

Restore a Habitat Challenge

Plan the restoration of a degraded habitat in your community so that it benefits native plants and animals.

Windy City Tower (Challenge Video)

Make a paper tower that can withstand as much wind as possible.

Windy City Tower (Student Instruction)

Make a paper tower that can withstand as much wind as possible.

Windy City Tower

Make a paper tower that can withstand as much wind as possible.

Puff Mobiles (Challenge Video)

How can you build a car that moves as far as possible on a single breath of air?

Puff Mobiles (Student Instruction)

How can you build a car that moves as far as possible on a single breath of air?
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