What Cherokee Fire Pots Can Teach Us About Thermal Conduction
Learn about thermal energy by examining the design of Cherokee fire pots, then reflect on Indigenous ways of knowing and westernized notions of science.
What Puzzle-Solving Crows Can Teach Us About Animal Intelligence
Why are crows considered intelligent? Use animal behavior and the design process to design a problem-solving test for chosen species.
Soil Engineering: The Relationship Between Soil Texture and Function
Not all soil is the same. Explore soil texture and structure in this hands-on investigation, then predict how soil health will be affected by climate change.
Explore how sound waves are transmitted and visualized in this activity about infrasound and volcanic activity. Develop a sound to model a waveform.
How To Make A Pop-Up Book With Engineering
Use geometry to make and measure paper pop-up book mechanisms—from the v-fold to the box layer.
Design A Glove Fit For An Astronaut
What kinds of gloves work on Mars? In this engineering and design challenge, create gloves that allow astronauts to collect samples on future space missions.
Build A Groundwater Model
Make an affordable aquifer model for a lab experiment about groundwater pollution.
Design For Disaster Relief
Engineer disaster relief housing that is lightweight, packs flat, and structurally sound.