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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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Tallest Cup Tower (Challenge Video)

Build a stable tower as tall as possible.

Tallest Cup Tower (Student Instruction)

Build a stable tower as tall as possible.

Tallest Cup Tower (Instructor Guide)

Build a stable tower as tall as possible.

Critical Load (Student Instruction)

Build a house of cards and see how much weight it can bear before it collapses.

Strongest Shapes (Student Instruction)

Using index cards and only one shape in your design, build a bridge that can support a toy car.

Waterproof the Roof

Make a roof that will keep a cardboard house from getting wet.

Trophies Triathlon

Make a tall trophy that can support the sports ball of your choice.

Strongest Shapes

Using index cards and only one shape in your design, build a bridge that can support a toy car.

Paper Tower

What's the tallest tower you can build with just 2 sheets of newspaper?

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