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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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Safe Landing (Challenge Video)

How can you ensure a safe landing for a cup with a ball inside?

Tennis, Anyone? (Challenge Video)

Make a racket that can hit a ping-pong ball against a target and score the most points for your team.

Critical Load (Challenge Video)

Build a house of cards and see how much weight it can bear before it collapses.

Power Boat (Challenge Video)

Design and build a boat that moves through water powered by a rubber band.

Strongest Shapes (Challenge Video)

Using index cards and only one shape in your design, build a bridge that can support a toy car.

Make Your Own Glue (Student Instruction)

Whip up a batch of glue and test it out.

Make Your Own Glue

Whip up a batch of glue and test it out.

Keep a Cube (Student Instruction)

Make a container to keep an ice cube from melting.

Keep a Cube

Make a container to keep an ice cube from melting.

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