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In Classroom: Harmless Holder

Students learn product and process design as they create a beverage can holder that won’t harm wildlife or pollute but that is sturdy and easy to carry.

In Classroom: Wetlands - Nature’s Water Filter

This simulation illustrates the power of plants to absorb dissolved chemicals from water.

In Classroom: Build a Big Wheel

In teams, students design a ferris wheel made out of pasta, build it, and test it to make sure the wheel turns.

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Build a Spinning Top

Make a top and see how long you can make it spin.

Build a Roller Coaster

Make a roller coaster for a marble that has a loop, hill, and jump.

Build a Pinball Game

Build a pinball game with a launcher and interesting obstacles.

Build a High Dive

Build a diving board that hangs as far off a table as possible.

Bobsled Racers

Build a miniature bobsled that can win a race down a slope.

Build a Better Bubble Blower

Design, build, and test a bubble blower.

Action Figure Diver

Construct a neutrally buoyant scuba diver who neither sinks to the bottom nor floats on the surface.

Critical Load

Build a house of cards and see how much weight it can bear before it collapses.

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