# Activities

## Synthetic Properties

• IT
• Manufacturing
• 9–12
Level: 4
In this activity, students will compare samples of monomers and polymers in powder and thread form (sugar/cotton candy and cotton flock/cotton balls).
• Science
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## Sonar

• IT
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, teachers will create a mysterious topography using small boxes inside a copy paper box.
• Science
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## Sending Secret Messages

• IT
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students explore how sound waves travel through various materials.
• Science
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## Satellite Telemetry

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 4
Students will explore how satellites send images from telescopes in space, which we can access on Earth via the Internet.
• Technology
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## Pixel Art

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students work together to build an algorithm for drawing a pixel picture using coordinate directions and color assignments on graph paper. Then, students follow the algorithms of other groups to create the images on a larger scale with post-it notes.
• Math
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## Modeling Constraints

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 2
Students will work in small groups to investigate constraints of starting a business. Each group will be assigned a specific constraint. Small groups will then write a linear inequality and graph the inequality on a group capture sheet.
• Math
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## Market Research and Design

• IT
• Manufacturing
• 9–12
Level: 3
In this lesson, students will work in teams to design a pair of headphones specifically for children under three.
• Engineering
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## It's a Secret!

• IT
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of how sound waves travel through different media by building a sound transmission device.
• Science
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## How Does Your City Grow

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 4
Working in groups, students will select a city and then use U.S. government census data to develop an algebraic relationship between time and population size.
• Math
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## How a Ball Falls

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 3
In this activity, students work in teams to develop a method for creating a mathematical model of the path of a ball. The teams measure the height from which a ball is thrown, and the time taken for the ball to reach the ground.
• Technology
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## Explore 3D Design

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will use geometric shapes to design a unique three-dimensional object that has an everyday use.
• Technology
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## Design All Around Us

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 2
Students will “mash up” an assigned product with one design influence from nature and present the product design to their peers using a free CAD software (such as Google Sketch).
• Engineering
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## Cyber Security

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will investigate the technological application of quantum effects in cyber security.
• Engineering
• Technology
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## Credit Card Debt

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 4
Description: Students consider the benefits and tradeoffs of using credit and learn about the role interest plays in using credit cards. Then, they create an equation that describes the length of time it takes to pay off a debt.
• Math
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## Crack the Code

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will design one or more unique levels of a maze game using a free online coding program.
• Technology
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## Color Wheel

• IT
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will construct color wheels and spin them to see that light colors combine to form new colors.
• Science
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## City Life

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will create a case study to demonstrate how to incorporate smart city technology into an assigned city.
• Technology
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## Biomes and Biomimicry

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 2
In this activity, students will work in teams and use the approach of biomimicry to build an Adaptation Station that will enhance life for humans living in a specific environment.
• Science
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