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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:
  • 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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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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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: 3
Students will create a case study to demonstrate how to incorporate smart city technology into an assigned city.
  • Technology
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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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Synthetic Properties

  • IT
  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 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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Sun, Moon and Stars

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will paint craft spheres to resemble the Earth, moon and sun.
  • Science
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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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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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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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Run-Off Solutions

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Students will learn about the concept of low impact development: practices that use or copy natural processes such as absorption or evaporation to protect water quality.
  • Engineering
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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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Grades:
  • 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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