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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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Critical Load (Student Instruction)

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

Slow It Down (Student Instruction)

Design an aircraft that falls as slowly as possible before landing on a target.

Slow It Down

Design an aircraft that falls as slowly as possible before landing on a target.

Power Boat (Student Instruction)

Design and build a boat that moves through water powered by a rubber band.

Power Boat

Design and build a boat that moves through water powered by a rubber band.

Strongest Shapes (Student Instruction)

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

Harmless Holder (Student Instruction)

Design a soda holder that won't harm wildlife or pollute!

Harmless Holder

Design a soda holder that won't harm wildlife or pollute!

Sun-Warmed Treats

Build a solar oven and warm up a treat.

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