STEM Activities

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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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Foil Boats (Challenge Video)

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

Marble Run (Instructor Guide)

Create a track that keeps a marble rolling the longest.

Build a Water Timer

Students will design and build a timer that works by measuring how much water drips out of or into a container.

Build a Water Timer (Student Instruction)

Design and build a timer that works by measuring how much water drips out of or into a container.

Build a Water Timer (Challenge Video)

Design and build a timer that works by measuring how much water drips out of or into a container.

A Clever Way to Water

How can you keep a potted plant watered for a whole week with nobody around to do it?

Make a Cell Phone Stand (Challenge Video)

Design and build a stand that props up a cell phone on a flat surface.

Make a Cell Phone Stand (Student Instruction)

Design and build a stand that props up a cell phone on a flat surface.

Make a Cell Phone Stand

Design and build a stand that props up a cell phone on a flat surface.

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