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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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Keep a Cube (Student Instruction)

Make a container to keep an ice cube from melting.

Keep a Cube

Make a container to keep an ice cube from melting.

Critical Load (Student Instruction)

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

Lidar: Mapping with Lasers

Create a 3-D landscape and map it using a lidar lasar measuring device.

Waterproof the Roof

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

Make a Teepee

Construct a teepee large enough to sit in.

Extreme Trampolines

Design a trampoline that can bounce a ball as high as possible.

Design a Shoe

Design and create a pair of shoes that is stylish and holds up when worn and walked in.

Design a Dome

Design a 12-inch domed structure strong enough to support 60 pennies.

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