# Activities

## It's All Relative

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will excavate a box containing several layers of sediment.
• Science
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## Oil Spill Cleanup

• Manufacturing
• 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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## Stomp Rockets

• Manufacturing
• K–5
• 6–8
Level: 4
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of performing a controlled experiment and how different variables affect the distance travelled by a stomp rocket.
• Science
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## Synthetic Properties

• IT
• Manufacturing
• 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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## All Geared Up!

• Manufacturing
• 9–12
Level: 3
Learn about gears, how they work, and differences in gear size as well as develop an understanding of angular speed. Students will analyze a variety of situations by applying arc length and other trigonometric functions to determine degrees of rotation.
• Math
• Technology
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## Candy Chromatography

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will use paper chromatography to separate the colors in the dyes used to color candies.
• Science
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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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## Green Plastics

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will conduct an investigation to create a bioplastic as an alternative to plastics we typically use as consumers.
• Science
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## Hole-in-One

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will design their own miniature golf hole and then determine the path along which a ball would travel to score a "hole-in-one."
• Math
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## Laser Beaming

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will use a laser pointer and flat mirrors to explore the law of reflection.
• Math
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## Life Cycle of Engineering

• Manufacturing
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will use a life cycle audit to evaluate a product’s environmental impact on society by proposing design changes in order to reduce the negative impact it could have.
• Engineering
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## Market Research and Design

• IT
• Manufacturing
• 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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## Recycled Again

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will design a procedure for separating five types of recyclable materials based on their physical properties.
• Science
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## Run-Off Solutions

• Manufacturing
• 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
.pdf
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## Systems Thinking

• Manufacturing
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will understand the importance of causal loop diagrams in order to make meaningful connections within a system. By looking at the critical components of a system, students will learn how to analyze the interdependence needed for optimal system
• Technology
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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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## Blowin' in the Wind

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will create their own windmills and test them against the models made by their classmates.
• Technology
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## Bottle Music

• Manufacturing