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Building Literacy: Create a Short Story
Students will develop a short story using their knowledge of literary elements.
Building Literacy: Design a Comic Book
Students will investigate the history of comics and various comic texts.
Building Literacy: Develop a Play
Students will explore how a story changes when it’s developed into a play.
Students will research different animals and propose a class pet.
Clean Water and Sanitation
Students will engineer their own filtration system.
Create a Model of an Eclipse
Create a Model of an Eclipse
Create a Video Game
Students will create their own video game from start to finish.
Designing a Board Game
Students will create a board game including game mechanics, play pieces, and story.
Engineer a Telescope
Students will design and build a telescope using 3D printed materials.
Engineering 3D Printed Instruments
Students will learn about sound and design their own 3D printed instrument.
Engineering an Assistive Game Controller
Students will research disabilities and design an assistive controller.
Engineering for Hazardous Weather: Taking Flood Control to New Heights
Students will engineer a lifted house to prepare for severe flooding.
Exploring Native American Culture
Students will explore how geography influenced the lives of different Native American communities
Fashion for Function: Smart Wearables
Students will design a unique piece of wearable technology.
Geometric Self-Watering Planter
Students will design and construct a planter.
Growing a Hydroponic Garden
Students will cultivate a technologically-enhanced botanical space.
Mars Colony: Engineering Expedition
Students will plan the logistics for their own mission to Mars.
No Poverty and Zero Hunger
Students will design a high-efficiency window planter.
Programming a Classification System
Students will develop a coding application to organize data.
Students will design and develop a prosthetic device.
Reimagining Public Transportation
Students will build a model that reimagines mass transportation.
River Management: Assessing Health
Students will engineer a device that samples an environmental parameter.
Robotic Amusement Park
Students will design, build, and test their own amusement park ride.
Robotic Assembly Line
Students will build a robot for an assembly line.
Robotic Field Day
Students will code robots to compete in specific athletic games.
Rube Goldberg Machines
Students will engineer their own Rube Goldberg Machine.
Space Systems: Light and Shadows
Students will design a device to track time.
Storytelling Through the Ages
Students will write a story using essential storytelling techniques.
Students will explore energy consumption and engineer a tiny house model.
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Out-of-the-box STEM learning with Rube Goldberg Machines
We’ve teamed up with Rube Goldberg Inc. to create a series of special iBlocks!
Our Rube Goldberg Machine iBlocks scaffold the creation of your Rube Goldberg Machine in the classroom by providing the learning content, materials, training — and even the opportunity for schools to enter their inventions in the official Rube Goldberg Machine Contest!
As students build their contraption, they’ll learn about teamwork, push through failures, and practice STEM hands-on.