Acoustic Amplification Creations

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Grades: 6 - 12 Duration: ~6 hrs

Have you ever considered why acoustic guitars are louder without the use of electricity? Or why putting a phone in a glass cup makes the music playing louder? These instances are examples of manipulating and directing sound waves, something we do with our speakers, with our hands, and in our everyday lives! But can we design an acoustic device to do this intentionally?


Sustainable Solar-Powered Vehicles

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Grades: 5 ~ 12 Duration: ~7.5 hrs

Climate change and sustainable energy are real world problems students have heard about in passing or seen in media. It's time for them to think critically about what they can do. Get students adaptive and mechanical thoughts rolling with Sustainable Solar-Powered Vehicles.


Generate Renewable Energy with Wind Turbines

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Grades: 3 - 12 Duration: ~6.5 hrs

What do we use when we run out of fuel? What if we had something that never ran out of fuel instead? Students will learn about one type of renewable energy and identify drawbacks, think of new and clever ways to improve upon them by brainstorming, designing, and prototyping.


Castle Crushing Catapults

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Grades: 2 - 12 Duration: ~7 hrs

While the technology may be ancient, the real-world concepts and lessons that can be learned through designing and building catapults is still very much alive today! Through this hands-on design challenge, students will learn how catapults have evolved over time as they design and build their own modern-day projectile throwing devices under real-world specifications and constraints.