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Pipeline Challenge


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Pipeline Challenge

In this activity, learners explore how engineers develop pipeline systems to transport oil, water, gas, and other materials over very long distances. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to develop a pipeline system to transport both a golf ball and ping pong ball across the terrain.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
2 to 4 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Mineral and Mining Engineering
      • Transportation Engineering
    • Technology
      • Energy and Power
      • Transportation
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
    • Motion and Forces
      • Gravity
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society
      • Risks and Benefits
    • Science as a Career
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Impacts of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Research and Development
      • Invention and Innovation
      • Problem Solving
      • Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Informal Categories


  • Transportation

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, IEEE,

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