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Seed Dispersal

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will investigate the variety of ways plants can disperse their seeds, or the fruits containing the seeds.
  • Science
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I Don't Need You Soil

  • Manufacturing
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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Swarm!

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students work in groups to model swarming behaviors, and analyze the behaviors to develop an understanding of how they increase the chances of survival of a species.
  • 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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Mystery Matter

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will practice classifying matter while playing a game.
  • Science
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Wacky Water

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will explore similarities and differences among liquids helps to build foundational ideas of matter and molecular structure.
  • Science
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Buggy Bodies

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will investigate how a specific group of insects move, referred to in our lesson as the focus insects.
  • Science
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My Little Habitat

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will discuss and compare plants, animals, and their surroundings in deserts, oceans/ beaches, and rainforests.
  • Science
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Green Plastics

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about the elements in the periodic table and how to interpret the information for each element.
  • 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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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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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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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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Recycling Improvements

  • Manufacturing
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
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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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