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Adobe Acrobat Download the free Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.
Game Money Print game money featuring Canadian Nobel Laureates. (pdf - 2 Megabytes)
   
Grade: Any  
Rube Goldberg Do a simple task in the most complicated way possible. Any Grade
Seek And You Will Find A treasure hunt. Any Grade
What's Your Mass Make your own apparatus to measure mass.
   

Grade Three: Stability

At Arm's Length Build a mechanical arm.
Atza Matza for You Build a cantilever from spaghetti.
Cantilever Hang out a team member as far as possible.
Golden Arches Build a bridge out of newspaper.
Great Golden Arches Build a bridge out of drinking straws.
That's the Last Straw Build a tower out of straws.
   
Grade Four: Puleys and Gears
Pulley For You Can you figure out how to make the pulley system balance?
   
Grade Six: Motion
Balloon Powered Automobile Make a car propelled by a balloon.
Disposable Plate Toss 1 Make a paper plate fly.
Disposable Plate Toss 2 Make a paper plate fly and hit a target.
Egg Lob Throw an egg using the energy stored in two elastic bands
Little Bit Of Holland Make a windmill and use it to raise a mass.
Make A Wish Extinguish a candle using a mousetrap.
Ups and Downs Build an elevator.
   
Grade Seven Structural Strength and Stability
Tensile Strength Test Hold up the biggest mass possible.
Two Decks High Make a tower out of playing cards.
Bridge That Gap Build a bridge using simple materials.
Heavy Engineering Build the highest or strongest structure using the materials provided.
It's No Yolk Support as much weight as possible using four eggs.
Tower of Balsa Make a tower out of balsa wood.

 


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