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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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Windy City Tower (Challenge Video)

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

Windy City Tower (Student Instruction)

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

Puff Mobiles (Challenge Video)

How can you build a car that moves as far as possible on a single breath of air?

Puff Mobiles (Student Instruction)

How can you build a car that moves as far as possible on a single breath of air?

Puff Mobiles

How can you build a car that moves as far as possible on a single breath of air?

Foil Boats (Instructor Guide)

How many pennies can you design an aluminum foil boat to hold before it sinks or capsizes?

Foil Boats (Student Instruction)

How many pennies can your aluminum foil boat hold before it sinks or capsizes? 

Foil Boats (Challenge Video)

Design a boat made only of aluminum foil that holds as many coins as possible before it sinks or capsizes.
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