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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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Safe Landing (Challenge Video)

How can you ensure a safe landing for a cup with a ball inside?

Safe Landing (Student Instruction)

How can you ensure a safe landing for a cup with a ball inside?

Safe Landing

How can you ensure a safe landing for a cup with a ball inside?

Touch Down

Design and build a shock-absorbing system to protect two marshmallow astronauts when they land.

Hoop Glider

Can you craft a glider out of a straw and paper that will fly?

Spaceship to Mars

Construct a model of a framework for a spaceship to Mars.

Rocket Challenge

Make an Alka-Seltzer rocket and launch it to hit a target.

Launch It

Design and build an air-powered rocket that can hit a target.

Flight Test

Design a plane that glides down a zipline the fastest.

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