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Engineering for Middle School Students

Pick-up-and-Go Engineering Modules for the Classroom

Assistive Device (Grades 6-8)

The students take on a challenge of designing a solution by only using the materials available that can help people pull on their socks independently.

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Cracker Catapult (Grades 4-8)

The students solve this problem by designing a way to protect supplies from being damaged as they are sent to the town in need using only the materials provided.

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Filtration (Grades 4-7)

The students’ challenge is to design, build, and test a filtration system that could be used for removing harmful pollutants/contaminants from water.

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Marble Ramp (Grades 4-8)

The students’ challenge is to design a more efficient system to help flight crew members in transporting luggage straight from the airplane to the conveyor belt where passengers pick up their belongings.

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Save Max! (Grades 6-8)

The students’ challenge is to use supplies to create a life vest that will keep Max, the family dog who fell overboard, afloat.

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Save the Building (Grades 4-8)

Mount St. Helens is erupting shortly! The students’ task is to create a structure that will save the surrounding building before the lava places the civilians in danger.

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Smooth Operator (Grades 4-8)

The students’ challenge is to build a surgical instrument that can safely remove an object from a goat’s stomach.

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Three Little Pigs (Grades 5-8)

The challenge is to build three different houses, each constructed with a material similar to what The Three Little Pigs used.

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Zip Line (Grades 3-8)

The students are to design and build a cradle that will safely transport one islander at a time across the zip line from the island to the neighboring city.

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Engineering Outreach for Middle School Students

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0255