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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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Water Pollution Cleanup (Challenge Video)

Design a water filter to remove pollutants!

Water Pollution Cleanup (Student Instruction)

Design a water filter to remove pollutants!

Restore a Habitat Challenge

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

A Clever Way to Water

How can you keep a potted plant watered for a whole week with nobody around to do it?

Water Pollution Cleanup

Design a process to treat water contaminated with acid and oil.

Helping Hand

Design a device that can grab something that's hard to reach.

Wetlands: Nature's Water Filter

Can a stick of celery “clean” a glass of polluted water?

The Heart Beats On

Design a simple way to measure your pulse and see how your heartbeat changes.

Pipe Maze

Design a leak-proof system of pipes to bring water to the right place.

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