# Activities

## 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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## How a Ball Falls

• IT
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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## Coin Batteries

• Energy
Grades:
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will construct a coin battery and measure its voltage output. They will compare their battery’s voltage to that of traditional AA/AAA batteries and consider modifications to their battery so it produces enough power to light up an LED bulb.
• Science
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## Game Set Match

• Energy
Grades:
• 9–12
Level: 3
In this activity, students will investigate how robots work including robotic parts and explain how energy is transferred to make different parts move.
• Science
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## Stacking Cups

• IT
Grades:
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will work in small groups to stack Solo cups vs. Styrofoam cups to see how many of each it takes for the two stacks to be equal. Students will then derive a system of linear equations to model the scenario of the two stacks of cups.
• Math
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## Modeling Constraints

• IT
Grades:
• 9–12
Level: 2
Students will work in small groups to investigate constraints of starting a business. Each group will be assigned a specific constraint. Small groups will then write a linear inequality and graph the inequality on a group capture sheet.
• Math
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## Cyber Security

• IT
Grades:
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will investigate the technological application of quantum effects in cyber security.
• Engineering
• Technology
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## AI

• IT
Grades:
• 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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## 3D Printing Robots

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

• Energy
Grades:
• 9–12
Level: 2
Students will examine wind power and learn to hardness it by creating a wind turbine.
• Engineering
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## Hurricane Force

• Energy
Grades:
• 9–12
Level: 2
In this lesson, students will work in teams to create a structure that will withstand simulated hurricane force winds
• Engineering
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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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## 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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## What's in a System?

• Energy
Grades:
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will learn about Earth's four major systems: geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere.
• Science
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## Garbage in Our Oceans

• Energy
Grades:
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
• Science
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## Shifting Shorelines

• Energy
Grades:
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will brainstorm why people live, work, and vacation by the shoreline.
• Science
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## What's Inside an Element

• Manufacturing
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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