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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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Slow It Down (Student Instruction)

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

Slow It Down

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

Harmless Holder (Student Instruction)

Design a soda holder that won't harm wildlife or pollute!

Harmless Holder

Design a soda holder that won't harm wildlife or pollute!

Lights, Camera, Engineering!

Create a 3 to 5 minute digital video that tells a creative, fictional story about a concept related to engineering.

Lidar: Mapping with Lasers

Create a 3-D landscape and map it using a lidar lasar measuring device.

Water Sampling

Design bottles that can float, sink, or remain suspended to hold simulated sensors that would monitor a river's health.

Windy City Tower

Make a paper tower that can withstand as much wind as possible.

Hoop Glider

Can you craft a glider out of a straw and paper that will fly?

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