# Activities

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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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## Designing a Mars Rover

• Manufacturing
• 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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## 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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## Geronimo

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will test the effectiveness of different parachute designs.
• Engineering
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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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## 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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## Zip to It

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will build a device that can carry a small ball from the top of a two-meter zip line to the bottom in less than six seconds.
• Science
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## Watching Weather

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will make their own weather station consisting of actual and simplified versions of real weather equipment.
• Science
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## Up Periscope!

• Energy
• 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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## This is How I See It

• Manufacturing
• 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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## The Time of Our Life

• Manufacturing
• 6–8
Level: 2
In this activity, students will research ancient organisms and create a timeline showing when they appeared on Earth.
• Science
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• Energy