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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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Design an Air Filter

Design an air filter that catches tiny particles (particulate matter) as they are blown through it.

Make a Mechanical Hand (Instructor Guide)

Design and build a mechanical hand with four fingers and a thumb that bend and straighten.

Make a Mechanical Hand (Student Instruction)

How can you design and build a mechanical hand with fingers that bend and straighten like a human hand?

Make a Mechanical Hand (Challenge Video)

Design and build a mechanical hand with four fingers and a thumb that bend and straighten like a human hand.

Helping Hand

Design a device that can grab something that's hard to reach.

Wetlands: Nature's Water Filter

Can a stick of celery “clean” a glass of polluted water?

The Heart Beats On

Design a simple way to measure your pulse and see how your heartbeat changes.

Space Fitness

Create an exercise machine that keeps you fit in outer space!

Build a Plankton Net

Design and build a net to collect plankton, and test it out by collecting glitter.

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