STEM Activities

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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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Balloon Flinker

See if you can make a balloon flink--neither float away nor sink!

Aviary Architect

Build a roof for a birdhouse that will stay cool in the summer.

An Egg-Citing Ride

How can you drop an egg without cracking it open?

Air-Powered Mini Rocket

How far can a model rocket fly on compressed air, if it's carrying 6 paper clips?

Air Train

Design a futuristic transportation device that will carry the most passengers across the room the fastest.

Air Push

Learn about air compression using a straw and a bag.

A Leg to Stand On

Experience the art of prosthetics by constructing a lower leg.

Clean It Up!

Try to make an effective water filtration system.

Engineer Girl

Meet woman engineers, enter contests, and learn about the many aspects of an engineering career.

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