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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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Foil Boats (Instructor Guide)

How many pennies can you design an aluminum foil boat to hold before it sinks or capsizes?

Foil Boats (Student Instruction)

How many pennies can your aluminum foil boat hold before it sinks or capsizes? 

Foil Boats (Challenge Video)

Design a boat made only of aluminum foil that holds as many coins as possible before it sinks or capsizes.

Build a Water Timer

Students will design and build a timer that works by measuring how much water drips out of or into a container.

Build a Water Timer (Student Instruction)

Design and build a timer that works by measuring how much water drips out of or into a container.

Build a Water Timer (Challenge Video)

Design and build a timer that works by measuring how much water drips out of or into a container.

Life Science Lesson: Endangered Species

Students identify an endangered species and engineer a method capable of supporting it and its future sustainability.

Chemistry Lesson: Making an Impact on Habitat

Students are tasked with creating a way to neutralize the acidic byproduct of a new factory.
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