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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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Stop the Cyberattacks!

Thwart potential cyberattacks by matching each attack with the most effective method of prevention.

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.

Slow It Down (Challenge Video)

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

Grade 8 Lesson: Water Purification Device

Students design a portable water purification device that creates clean, drinkable water.

Grade 7 Lesson: Building Pyramids

Students assess the claims of how ancient Egyptians moved large-scale stones across a desert.

Grade 6 Lesson: Desert Island Desalination

Students are challenged to create a source of freshwater using only the resources available to them.
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