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After reading up on the history of sports racquets, engineering teams design and construct a racquet for batting a Velcro-striped ball at a target. Teams evaluate their design by aiming for the target three times each and answering reflection questions. Each team's top six scores are added together for a competitive component. This would be a fun challenge for your STEM or engineering design curriculum.
- Hands-on activity fosters cooperation and innovative thinking
- Using a sport-related product increases interest
- Incorporating reading assignment helps increase scientific literacy