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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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Emergency Shelter

Design a temporary shelter that's sturdy and big enough to hold a person.

Tunnel Meetup

Find the entrance of a tunnel without being able to see it.

Textbook Support Challenge

Can you work on time and on budget to design a paper structure that will hold up a textbook?

Strong Paper Structure

Can you build a newspaper structure that won't collapse under the weight of books?

Strength of Domes

Will an eggshell break under a stack of heavy books?

Slender Tower Challenge

Build the tallest tower you can with the smallest footprint possible.

Pipe Maze

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

Make a Teepee

Construct a teepee large enough to sit in.

Designing Highway Interchanges

How can you get cars on and off one highway and onto another without crossing any lanes of traffic?

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