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Rescue Rover

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Students explore how rescue devices are made and used.  In this rescue lesson students design and build their own rescue device then test it.
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Move that Lighthouse!

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Students explore how engineers work together to solve problems.  In this environmental structures lesson students study the different factors that are used to plan buildings. 
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Engineering Air Traffic

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Students work as air traffic controllers to read the radar and land 3 planes safely.  For this engineering lesson, students use what they have learned about the principles and engineering and radar to land 3 planes then evaluate the...
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Pipeline Challenge

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Students design and construct a pipeline to carry a ping pong ball and a golf ball across the classroom.   In this engineering design lesson, students learn to work as a team as they plan, build, and evaluate their pipelines.
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Infrared Investigations

For Teachers 2nd - 10th Standards
Students examine how infrared works with everyday items. For this investigative lesson, students examine how we use infrared in household items. They will conduct an experiment to create an infrared remote that works around corners as...
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Oil Spill Solutions

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Students examine how to clean up oil spills. For this engineering lesson, students design, build, and test a system that will clean up an oil spill.
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Engineer a Cane

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Students study engineering design and technology.  In this inventive instructional activity students work in teams and learn to problem solve and create a new design for a cane. 
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Shipping For Survival

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Students explore package engineering and investigate design.  In this shipping lesson students are given a flower and are to come up with a packaging that will allow the flower to get to its destination as fresh as possible. 
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Smooth Operator

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Students design and construct a surgical instrument. In this problem solving instructional activity, students design and construct a surgical instrument then test the instrument in a simulated "surgical procedure".
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Give Binary a Try!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Students apply binary code in software applications for computer engineers. In this binary code lesson, students read about binary code and its applications to computer engineers. They download software and read an online binary clock....
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Clipper Creations

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Students create their own model of a nail clipper. They practice using engineering design and model building. They also identify different kinds of small levers.
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Critical Load

For Teachers 3rd - 9th Standards
Students analyze critical load and how to reinforce the design of a structure to hold more weight. They examine basic structures and which materials to select. They create a prototype to hold more and more weight.
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Build Your Own Robot Arm

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Learners explore design, construction, and teamwork as they design and develop robot arm at least 18 inches in length using common materials.
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Two Button Buzzer Circuit

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Learners explore circuit structure, draw a schematic for it, and construct a two button buzzer model out of wires, a battery, buttons (switches), and a buzzer.
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Design and Build A Better Candy Bag

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Young scholars discuss how the final design for a product can affect its success. They work together to design and develop a better candy bad. They predict the volume and strength they need for the bag to be successful.
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Electric Switches

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Students examine how electric circuits are controlled with a switch. They incorporate a switch into a battery/bulb circuit. They design and create their own switches using everyday materials.
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History of Computing – EEEEK- A Mouse!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Students examine the concepts of computer and mechanical engineering. They dissemble a computer mouse and create a new design for the mouse. They also design new enhancements for the mouse over time.
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Sticky Engineering Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Students explore the properties of different adhesives. In this physics lesson plan, students construct a building structure and determine what glue to use in the process. They present their design in class.
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Sail Away

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Students examine what naval architects and marine engineers do.  In this engineering lesson students work in teams and design a boat with a sail structure. 
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Pollution Patrol

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Students design and build an outdoor air pollution detector, test their designs, and communicate their results.  In this investigative instructional activity students work in teams to design their detectors and use everyday items to do...
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Here Comes the Sun

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Students explore concept of how solar energy is gathered by solar panels and adapted to provide power to machines, disassemble solar powered calculator and explore component parts, and work in teams to suggest design enhancements to the...
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Pulleys and Force

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Pupils investigate pulleys and pulley systems. They demonstrate how multiple pulleys dramatically reduce required force. They study hoe pulley systems are used in machines and impact everyday life.