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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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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:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will explore the structures within a leaf where the process of photosynthesis occurs.
  • Science
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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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Grades:
  • 6–8
Level: 2
In this activity, students will research ancient organisms and create a timeline showing when they appeared on Earth.
  • Science
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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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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
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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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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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
In this activity, students work in teams to develop a method for creating a mathematical model of the path of a ball. The teams measure the height from which a ball is thrown, and the time taken for the ball to reach the ground.
  • Technology
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Stomp Rockets

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will use a topographic map of their school grounds to identify geologic features using a printed map.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Students will design one or more unique levels of a maze game using a free online coding program.
  • 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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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the value of using a scale model and the effect of water speed on erosion rate and stream formation.
  • Science
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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
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