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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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A Winch Lightens the Load (Student Instruction)

Haul water—or buckets of stuff—up and down by making a well winch.

A Winch Lightens the Load (Instructor Guide)

Haul water—or buckets of stuff—up and down by making a well winch.

A Winch Lightens the Load (Challenge Video)

Haul water—or buckets of stuff—up and down by making a well winch.

Make a Mechanical Hand (Instructor Guide)

Design and build a mechanical hand with four fingers and a thumb that bend and straighten.

Make a Mechanical Hand (Student Instruction)

How can you design and build a mechanical hand with fingers that bend and straighten like a human hand?

Make a Mechanical Hand (Challenge Video)

Design and build a mechanical hand with four fingers and a thumb that bend and straighten like a human hand.

Helping Hand

Design a device that can grab something that's hard to reach.

Sorting Solutions

How can you quickly and easily sort pasta by size and shape?

Design a Catapult

See if you can build a catapult that launches a projectile and hits a target.

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