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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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Design a Folding Solar Panel

Design a solar panel that can be folded up and expanded without tearing.

Build an Earthquake-Resistant Structure

How will a structure made of marshmallows and toothpicks withstand an earthquake?

Build a Watershed

Build a 3-D model of a watershed and experiment to see how human and natural activities can affect it.

Solar-Heated Water

How hot can you get water with a solar heater you design yourself?

Shaky Ground

See what happens in an earthquake when a building is constructed on ground that can liquefy.

Shake It Up with Seismographs

Invent a way to detect an earthquake!

Paper Recycling

Transform used paper into fresh paper you can write on.

Operation Polar Eye

Code a drone to map polar bear habitats.

Wind Farm

What makes a wind farm successful?

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