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Students work for a marketing firm known for their innovative and successful viral marketing campaign. Their firm has been hired by the National Kiters Association to raise public interest in kite flying. Apply fundamentals of kite flight to design, construct and test kites.
As researchers for a renewable resources research firm. Apply design, build, and test a two room unit that uses the sun to heat one room and maintain a temperature for the other room.
Design a new eco-concept car for a luxury car company. The car must use elastic energy for propulsion. Apply spring potential and kinetic energies, drive axles, and internal combustion engines.
Students “travel” to a third world country to help with the reconstruction of homes after a devastating earthquake. As a global engineer, not only must the students design new buildings that are earthquake resistant, but they must address the needs of the community they are serving.
Students will design a vessel that represents supplies being dropped to refugees. Apply concepts of potential energy, kinetic energy, motion, gravity, velocity, drag, and the Law of Conservation of Energy while also taking into consideration the cost of building and shipping the vessels.
Students will design and build a new board game that will include at least three electrical components. Apply knowledge of atoms, current, voltage, resistance, elements, proportions, volume, and electrical components.
Students will create specific eukaryotic cells using various everyday objects. Apply concepts of cellular biology, eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, and organelles.
Students will work to construct a harp and decipher messages coded in sheet music. Apply cryptography to create and decipher codes using entry level decoding devices that are founded on the principles of music.
Students will present a business plan and create a scale model of a roller coaster using restrictions associated with different lots of land. Apply concepts of potential energy, kinetic energy, centripetal force, inertia, and surface area.
Students are movie set designers tasked with building a small scale replica of a volcano. Apply concepts of proportions, circumference, topography, acids, and bases.
Students decide to compete in the Google Lunar XPRIZE® that challenges non-government entities to safely land a rocket on the moon. To better understand the principles of a rocket, students start their process with a model-sized replica of their design in form of a water-fueled bottle rocket.
The planet is in the process of being colonized and your team is responsible for strategically placing its citizens and resources. Discover research energy sources and run simulations representing multiple years for each of their potential layouts.