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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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A Winch Lightens the Load (Student Instruction)

Haul water—or buckets of stuff—up and down by making a well winch.

A Winch Lightens the Load (Instructor Guide)

Haul water—or buckets of stuff—up and down by making a well winch.

A Winch Lightens the Load (Challenge Video)

Haul water—or buckets of stuff—up and down by making a well winch.

Grade 2 Lesson: Surviving Storm Surge

Students build a paper house and flood it with water to see if the house they made can withstand the rising tide.

Grade K Lesson: Reach for the Skies

Students investigate shapes and material properties to build the highest structure they can.

Grade 1 Lesson: Daylight in a Bottle

Design a way to make an energy efficient light source.

Tallest Cup Tower (Challenge Video)

Build a stable tower as tall as possible.

Tallest Cup Tower (Student Instruction)

Build a stable tower as tall as possible.

Tallest Cup Tower (Instructor Guide)

Build a stable tower as tall as possible.

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