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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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A Clever Way to Water

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

Make a Cell Phone Stand (Challenge Video)

Design and build a stand that props up a cell phone on a flat surface.

Make a Cell Phone Stand (Student Instruction)

Design and build a stand that props up a cell phone on a flat surface.

Make a Cell Phone Stand

Design and build a stand that props up a cell phone on a flat surface.

Grade 5 Lesson: Take Out the Trash: Cleaning Our Rivers

Students build various devices out of recycled materials to capture plastic in a pool.

Grade 4 Lesson: Wind-powered LED

Students will test blade designs on a windmill and see if it can light an LED light bulb.

Grade 3 Lesson: Maglev Train

Students use magnets to magnetically levitate a train over tracks.

Make Your Own Glue (Challenge Video)

Whip up a batch of glue and test it out.

Keep a Cube (Challenge Video)

Make a container to keep an ice cube from melting.
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