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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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Water Pollution Cleanup (Challenge Video)

Design a water filter to remove pollutants!

Water Pollution Cleanup (Student Instruction)

Design a water filter to remove pollutants!

Waste-Free Future Project Challenge

Redesign the life cycle of a material or product so that nothing is wasted, no pollution is generated, and natural systems are protected or regenerated.

Restore a Habitat Challenge

Plan the restoration of a degraded habitat in your community so that it benefits native plants and animals.

Build a Zero Energy Tiny Home Project Challenge

Design the structure and systems for a replicable home that addresses the dual challenge of housing and climate change.

A Better Use for Rain Project Challenge

Identify a problem involving rainwater in your community and design a solution to address it.

Design an Air Filter

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

A Clever Way to Water

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

Life Science Lesson: Endangered Species

Students identify an endangered species and engineer a method capable of supporting it and its future sustainability.

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