EDC Explore It! & Design It!
  • Design It! Balloon-Powered Cars Guide

    Design It! Balloon-Powered Cars Guide

    Introductory engineering experiences for after school programs and elementary school students (ages 8 to 12). Funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by Education Development Center, Inc. Design It! includes a guide for each project and a...

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  • Design It! Balls and Tracks Guide

    Design It! Balls and Tracks Guide

    Introductory engineering experiences for after school programs and elementary school students (ages 8 to 12). Funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by Education Development Center, Inc. Design It! includes a guide for each project and a...

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  • Design It! Blinking Lights Guide

    Design It! Blinking Lights Guide

    After getting acquainted with some basic electrical circuits using batteries and bulbs, children are challenged to design a flashlight from a soda can, cardboard, battery, and wires. They also design a rotary switch, which they use to control a model...

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  • Design It! Cardboard Constructions Guide

    Design It! Cardboard Constructions Guide

    How strong a stool can children construct from a small cardboard box? Will it support an adult? Building on this experience, children build a bed using a large piece of cardboard supported by small boxes. In the final activities, children build large...

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  • Design It! Cranes Guide

    Design It! Cranes Guide

    Using a cardboard box as the body, a yardstick as a boom, and a small electric motor as the power source, children make a working model of a crane. One aspect of the challenge is to design different ways of attaching string to the shaft of the motor so...

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  • Design It! Gliders Guide

    Design It! Gliders Guide

    Children construct simple airplanes from paper that are remarkably elegant fliers. After testing their own designs for tails, bodies and wings they construct a rubber band launcher which allows them to gain a more consistent way of evaluating all of...

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  • Design It! Paper Bridges Guide

    Design It! Paper Bridges Guide

    Introductory engineering experiences for after school programs and elementary school students (ages 8 to 12). Funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by Education Development Center, Inc. Design It! includes a guide for each project and a...

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  • Design It! Pinball Guide

    Design It! Pinball Guide

    Introductory engineering experiences for after school programs and elementary school students (ages 8 to 12). Funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by Education Development Center, Inc. Design It! includes a guide for each project and a...

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  • Design It! Rubber Band-Powered Cars Guide

    Design It! Rubber Band-Powered Cars Guide

    Introductory engineering experiences for after school programs and elementary school students (ages 8 to 12). Funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by Education Development Center, Inc. Design It! includes a guide for each project and a...

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  • Design It! Sand and Water Clocks Guide

    Design It! Sand and Water Clocks Guide

    After getting acquainted with some basic electrical circuits using batteries and bulbs, children are challenged to design a flashlight from a soda can, cardboard, battery, and wires. They also design a rotary switch, which they use to control a model...

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  • Design It! Spinning Toys Guide

    Design It! Spinning Toys Guide

    Plates, dowels, rubber washers, and tuna fish cans become homemade tops and yo-yos in this project. Children uncover the principles of balance and spin to make long spinning tops and regular and "sleeper" yo-yos. Instructional material only.

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  • Design It! Straw Rockets Guide

    Design It! Straw Rockets Guide

    Launch the outer straw like a toy rocket by blowing. By using a sandwich bag propulsion system, students test different kinds of fins while trying to refine their toy rockets so that they will hit targets consistently. Booklet.

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  • Design It! String Telephones Guide

    Design It! String Telephones Guide

    Starting out with paper cups and string, children first discover the principles that govern the simplest form of string telephone. They refine this model with other materials and then take on the hardest challenge of all-getting the message to travel...

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  • Design It! Trebuchets Guide

    Design It! Trebuchets Guide

    Introductory engineering experiences for after school programs and elementary school students (ages 8 to 12). Funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by Education Development Center, Inc. Design It! includes a guide for each project and a...

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  • Design It! Project Series Implementation Guide

    Design It! Project Series Implementation Guide

    Introductory engineering experiences for after school programs and elementary school students (ages 8 to 12). Funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by Education Development Center, Inc. Design It! includes a guide for each project and a...

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  • Design It! Guides Series Set

    Design It! Guides Series Set

    A complete set of 14 projects (Balls and Tracks, Pinball, Trebuchets, Gliders, Paper Bridges, Rubber Band-Powered Cars, Balloon Powered-Cars, Cardboard Constructions, Cranes, Blinking Lights, String Telephones, Straw Rockets, Spinning Toys, Sand and...

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  • Explore It! Balancing Toys Guide

    Explore It! Balancing Toys Guide

    Children transform a piece of a pool noodle into a model of a person, an airplane, and a boat, and then manipulate these models to see how they balance in different ways. They also build simple mobiles to explore other kinds of balancing arrangements to...

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  • Explore It! Balloons Guide

    Explore It! Balloons Guide

    Different sizes and shapes of inflated balloons can be launched in a variety of ways with the result being different trajectories and different distances traveled. Children learn about the phenomena of action-reaction and the properties of air pressure...

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  • Explore It! Bubbles Guide

    Explore It! Bubbles Guide

    Floating giant bubbles (3 feet in diameter), small bubble domes on a table top, and soap film in frames are the means for children to observe some of the more obvious properties of soap bubbles (such as their round shapes) as well as subtle properties...

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  • Explore It! Cake Chemistry Guide

    Explore It! Cake Chemistry Guide

    What are the ingredients in a recipe that cause a cake to rise? Is the same gas produced when using baking powder, baking soda, or yeast? These are questions children pursue in this exploration while, at the same time, they get to eat their experiments...

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