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Floating on Air

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9 - 12
Level: 2
Students will investigate the relationship between friction and motion by building a simple hovercraft.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 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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Fast Lane

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9 - 12
Level: 2
In this activity, students will investigate how electricity and magnetism are closely related by building and testing their own electromagnets.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 9 - 12
Level: 3
Students will investigate the application of 3D printing to space technology.
  • Math
  • Science
  • Technology
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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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Grades:
  • 9 - 12
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about the upcoming planned missions to Mars from various space companies. They will then design a product that could be used to help astronauts as their bodies face the rigors of space on the long journey to Mars.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 9 - 12
Level: 3
Students will construct a coin battery and measure its voltage output. They will compare their battery’s voltage to that of traditional AA/AAA batteries and consider modifications to their battery so it produces enough power to light up an LED bulb.
  • 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:
  • 9 - 12
Level: 3
In this activity, students will investigate factors that influence the temperature of an isolated system and relate this to average kinetic energy and thermodynamic properties.
  • Science
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Light the Bulb

  • Energy
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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