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Designing a Mars Rover

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Students explore the basic components of vehicle design and learn about the conditions affecting Mars rovers. They design an improved Mars rover by defining a problem and proposing a solution in the form of improved design elements.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 4
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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Pixel Art

  • IT
Grades:
  • 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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Sand Shake

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students experiment with sand and hair dryers to observe how wind, sand, and barriers interact to form sand dunes.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the law of reflection by tracing the path that light travels, and designing a periscope to demonstrate understanding.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
In this activity, students will investigate how robots work including robotic parts and explain how energy is transferred to make different parts move.
  • Science
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Grand Prix

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will use a ramp to launch a car and reach a finish line.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will explore the structures within a leaf where the process of photosynthesis occurs.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 4
In this investigation, students will design three different circuit arrangements with a switch capable of lighting a small light bulb. They will use the results of this investigation to determine the best configuration for wiring holiday lights.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 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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This is How I See It

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will construct interactive lunar cycle models to illustrate the phases of the Moon in 3 dimensions.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • 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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I Don't Need You Soil

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students learn that plants acquire their material for growth chiefly from air and water rather than from soil.
  • Science
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