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    In this activity, learners explore how wind tunnels provide feedback to engineers about the performance and durability of products such as planes, cars, and buildings. Learners work in teams to...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    New York Hall of Science
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    In this lesson, learners develop a robot arm using common materials. Learners explore design, construction, and teamwork, as well as materials selection and use. The robot arm must be at least 18...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners investigate passive solar building design with a focus solely on heating. They learn how insulation, window placement, thermal mass, surface colors, and site orientation...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    National Health Museum
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    In this activity, learners simulate nature's water filtration system by devising a system that will filter out both visible and invisible pollutants from water. Each group is asked to design a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners work in groups to design a parachute out of household items that keeps an egg secure when dropped from a certain height. Learners must follow a certain number of design...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this team design challenge (page 2-10 of PDF), learners design and build a model of a Lunar Transport Rover that will carry equipment and people on the surface of the Moon. Learners use...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore how the hull shape impacts a ship's performance and stability. Learners design, build, and test their own hull design, predict the performance of the various...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    In this team design challenge (page 19-24 of PDF), learners "land" a model Lunar Rover in a model Landing Pod (both previously built in activities #3 and #4 in PDF). Learners drop the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners discover how NASA engineers develop experimental aircraft. Learners will use geometry and algebra to design, construct, and test an experimental wing to achieve maximum...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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