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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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Harmless Holder (Student Instruction)

Design a soda holder that won't harm wildlife or pollute!

Harmless Holder

Design a soda holder that won't harm wildlife or pollute!

Sun-Warmed Treats

Build a solar oven and warm up a treat.

Water Sampling

Design bottles that can float, sink, or remain suspended to hold simulated sensors that would monitor a river's health.

Water Pollution Cleanup

Design a process to treat water contaminated with acid and oil.

Wetlands: Nature's Water Filter

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

Build a Plankton Net

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

Pipe Maze

Design a leak-proof system of pipes to bring water to the right place.

Ocean Acidification

Create a system that uses bubbles to reduce carbon dioxide in water--reducing the water's acidity.

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