# Activities

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## A Ball In Motion

• Energy
• 9–12
Level: 4
Students will investigate the relationship between quadratic functions and the parabolic path traveled by a ball in motion. Students will analyze data to understand the mathematical relationships that exist along the path of a ball in flight.
• Math
• 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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## Build a Bungee

• Energy
• 9–12
Level: 4
Students will simulate a safe bungee jump using rubber bands and a small doll or action figure. Through experimentation, students will generate a linear equation to represent the relationship between the number of rubber bands and the distance the doll
• Science
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## Design a NewBot

• Manufacturing
• 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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## Drones Impact on Ecological Studies

• Manufacturing
• 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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## Energy Transformation

• Energy
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will investigate how the changes in potential energy produce a change in kinetic energy. By conducting a lab investigation, students will experiment using a pull-back toy car to gather data, make calculations and draw conclusions about the change
• Science
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## GMOS—YAY OR NAY?

• Manufacturing
• 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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## Make It Move

• Energy
• 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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## 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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## The Digital Transformation

• IT
• 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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## 3D Printing Robots

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will investigate the application of 3D printing to space technology.
• Math
• Science
• Technology
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## AI

• IT
• 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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## Avoiding Cybercrime

• 9–12
Level: 2
Students will learn the foundations of cybersecurity and work together to analyze a variety of cybercrime scenarios. In addition, they will propose measures they might take to prevent each type of cybercrime from happening to them.
• Technology
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## Biomes and Biomimicry

• IT
• 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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## Can Machines Learn?

• IT
• 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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• IT