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Oil Spill Cleanup

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will use a variety of materials to attempt to clean up a simulated oil spill.
  • Engineering
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Hang Time

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity teams design, build, and test paper helicopters to observe a relationship between blade surface area and descent rate.
  • Engineering
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AI

  • IT
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
Students will investigate and categorize types of artificial intelligence to determine a protocol for the Turing Test.
  • Engineering
  • Technology
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will evaluate different 'before' and 'after' stations to decide if heating and cooling changes are reversible.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
In this lesson, students will work in teams to create a structure that will withstand simulated hurricane force winds
  • Engineering
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Wind Power

  • Energy
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
Students will examine wind power and learn to hardness it by creating a wind turbine.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the engineering design process by designing and observing different containers that slow down the process of heat transfer.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Students will investigate the technological application of quantum effects in cyber security.
  • Engineering
  • Technology
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Geronimo

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will test the effectiveness of different parachute designs.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
After learning about the amount of paper that the United States uses every year, students will observe how homemade recycled paper is made. Upon examining the result, students will be challenged to refine this process in order to produce a paper product.
  • Engineering
.pdf
Grades:
  • 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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Market Research and Design

  • IT
  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 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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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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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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Design a NewBot

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
Students will identify problems in society and design a prototype, including sensors and components necessary for a new robot. Students will engage in the engineering design process and seek suggestions from their peers to improve design concepts.
  • Engineering
  • Technology
.pdf
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
Students will evaluate the impacts of the digital revolution on our society, economy, and culture: more specifically, how the technological advances of automation and digitalization have impacted and changed the world.
  • Engineering
  • Technology
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Make It Move

  • Energy
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
Students will learn the foundations of hydraulics and how they make things move with little effort. Using these fundamentals, students will work together to design and engineer a functional hydraulic lift system.
  • Engineering
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 4
In this activity, students will explore a variety of real-world applications of machine learning and use the information to consider the potential advantages and disadvantages that come along with it.
  • Engineering
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