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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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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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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:
  • 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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The Time of Our Life

  • Manufacturing
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: 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: 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:
  • 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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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:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about the stars, planets, and Moon found in our solar system and how they relate to one another.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will make their own weather station consisting of actual and simplified versions of real weather equipment.
  • 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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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 4
Description: Students consider the benefits and tradeoffs of using credit and learn about the role interest plays in using credit cards. Then, they create an equation that describes the length of time it takes to pay off a debt.
  • Math
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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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