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All Geared Up!

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 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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Blowin' in the Wind

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 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
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will make sound three ways: by blowing across the top of a bottle, tapping a glass, and running a finger around the rim of a glass.
  • 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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Build This Structure

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
Students will use provided materials to develop a structure that will withstand movement in Earth.
  • Science
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Candy Chromatography

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 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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Cartesian Diver

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will build a Cartesian diver and discover how compression and changes in density cause the diver to mysteriously move up and down.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will examine how the Earth's land surface is affected by water in its different forms.
  • Science
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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
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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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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
Students will conduct research to learn about the innovative and less invasive approach of using drones to study animals within their natural habitats. Using the Depth and Complexity framework, students will engage in an in-depth understanding of how tech
  • Technology
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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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Geronimo

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will test the effectiveness of different parachute designs.
  • Engineering
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GMOS—YAY OR NAY?

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
Students will learn about different ways that genetic variants can occur and the controversy surrounding genetically modified foods. Additionally, they will explore the benefits and concerns associated with GMOs to understand the complexity of the issues
  • 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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Habitat to Habitat

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will learn that plants and animals have common needs.
  • Science
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Hole-in-One

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 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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