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In Classroom: Harmless Holder

Students learn product and process design as they create a beverage can holder that won’t harm wildlife or pollute but that is sturdy and easy to carry.

In Classroom: Wetlands - Nature’s Water Filter

This simulation illustrates the power of plants to absorb dissolved chemicals from water.

In Classroom: Build a Big Wheel

In teams, students design a ferris wheel made out of pasta, build it, and test it to make sure the wheel turns.

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Marble Run (Challenge Video)

In this activity, you will build a marble track that makes a marble move as slowly as possible.

Launch It (Instructor Guide)

Design and build an air-powered rocket that can hit a target.

Launch It (Student Instruction)

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

Launch It (Challenge Video)

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

Slow It Down (Challenge Video)

Design an aircraft that falls as slowly as possible before landing on a target.

Slow It Down (Student Instruction)

Design an aircraft that falls as slowly as possible before landing on a target.

Slow It Down

Design an aircraft that falls as slowly as possible before landing on a target.

Touch Down

Design and build a shock-absorbing system to protect two marshmallow astronauts when they land.

Paper Tower

What's the tallest tower you can build with just 2 sheets of newspaper?

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