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In Classroom: Harmless Holder

Students learn product and process design as they create a beverage can holder that won’t harm wildlife or pollute but that is sturdy and easy to carry.

In Classroom: Wetlands - Nature’s Water Filter

This simulation illustrates the power of plants to absorb dissolved chemicals from water.

In Classroom: Build a Big Wheel

In teams, students design a ferris wheel made out of pasta, build it, and test it to make sure the wheel turns.

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Chemistry Lesson: Making an Impact on Habitat

Students are tasked with creating a way to neutralize the acidic byproduct of a new factory.

Grade 8 Lesson: Water Purification Device

Students design a portable water purification device that creates clean, drinkable water.

Grade 6 Lesson: Desert Island Desalination

Students are challenged to create a source of freshwater using only the resources available to them.

Make Your Own Glue (Challenge Video)

Whip up a batch of glue and test it out.

Keep a Cube (Challenge Video)

Make a container to keep an ice cube from melting.

Critical Load (Challenge Video)

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

Make Your Own Glue (Student Instruction)

Whip up a batch of glue and test it out.

Make Your Own Glue

Whip up a batch of glue and test it out.

Keep a Cube (Student Instruction)

Make a container to keep an ice cube from melting.

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