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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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Surgical Forceps (Challenge Video)

Design a prototype of surgical forceps that can grasp and remove a foreign object from a confined space.

Surgical Forceps (Student Instruction)

Design a prototype of surgical forceps that can grasp and remove a foreign object from a confined space.  

Windy City Tower

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

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.

Launch It (Instructor Guide)

Design and build an air-powered rocket that can hit a target.

Launch It (Student Instruction)

Design and build an air-powered rocket that can hit a target 5 feet away!

Launch It (Challenge Video)

Design and build an air-powered rocket that can hit a target 5 feet away.
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