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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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Electromagnetic Fishing Pole

How can you make a fishing pole that can pick up paper clips without a fishing hook?

Dome Home

Make a model of a geodesic dome.

Design a Wind Turbine

Design windmill blades to generate as much electricity as possible.

Design a Better Pinwheel

Make a toy boat out of recycled materials.

Coding Without Computers

Program a human robot to build a pyramid of cups in as few steps as possible.

Building Begins with a Beam

Can you engineer a foam beam that will support weight?

Build a Sorting Machine

Design a gravity-powered machine that automatically sorts two different sizes of beads.

Build a Candy Dispenser

Make a candy dispenser that gives out a little bit of candy at a time.

Build a Bridge

Build a bridge on schedule, within budget, and with limited materials.

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