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Aeronautical Engineering
How do aircraft fly? Why might a fighter jet use delta wings while a commercial jet has swept wings? Examine elements of aeronautical engineering—including how aircraft produce lift, propulsion, and ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grades 7-10

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Arduino® Prototyping
What do punch-activated flamethrowers, automatic pet feeders, and mind-controlled drones have in common? They’re all real devices built and programmed using Arduino® microprocessors. This open-sourced ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grades 7-10

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Backyard Habitats
What creatures live around you, and how can you tell? How does gardening or mowing the lawn affect local animals and plants? What happens to bathtub water after it goes down the drain? Explore your ...
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Grades 3-4

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Behavioral Economics
Why is it so hard to hail a cab in the rain in New York City? Why do some people pay for annual gym memberships when they would save on a pay-as-you go basis? Integrate ideas from the social sciences ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grade 10+

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Catching the Criminal
Print evidence can place suspects at a crime scene, identify missing persons, and exonerate the innocent. Begin with an overview of the history of print evidence, focusing on fingerprints, footprints ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grades 5-6

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Color of Law
Stories of discrimination capture headlines in America daily, reflecting how the promise of equal protection under the law is still unrealized for people of color. The United States is far from alone ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grade 9+

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Diagnosis: Be the Doctor
Doctors often have to make quick decisions based on their knowledge, experience, and a short list of symptoms—it’s not so easy to always get it right, and lives are often on the line. Drawing upon ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grades 7-10

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Disease Modeling
When the threat of pandemic looms, all eyes turn to the experts. Each outbreak is unique and raises different concerns; in providing answers, infectious diseases specialists rely on data and accurate ...
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Grades 7-10

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Diverse Voices in Science
Science provides us a fascinating view into understanding the world and each other, but it is shrouded in a long history of systemic racial and gender bias. In this course, you’ll explore the history ...
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Grades 7-10

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Engineering Design
Engineering design is a rich, sometimes chaotic blend of concerns: aesthetic, financial, material, theoretical, environmental, and practical. Explore elements of design theory while responding to a ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grades 7-10

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Fantasy Worldbuilding
What deeply draws audiences into the settings of their favorite fantasy worlds? What makes these otherwise mythical places feel like real locations in the minds of readers? Create and develop your own ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grades 5-6

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Game Design
What counts as a game? What are games made of? How are successful games designed and built? Read theory that orients you to how games work, why people play them, and what makes a good game. Play ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grades 7-10

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Geometric and Spatial Reasoning
Geometric and spatial reasoning skills are essential for living in and making sense of the world around us. Everything from solving a jigsaw puzzle to arranging furniture to efficiently packing a bag ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grades 3-4

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Graph Theory
Graph theory is a deceptively simple area of mathematics: it provides interesting problems that can be easily understood, yet it allows for incredible application to things as diverse as the efficient ...
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Grades 7-10

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Grossology
The human body is an amazing but sometimes gross thing. From the blood inside us to the gas that comes out, each slimy, gunky, or smelly part has a vital role to play in keeping us healthy. Why do we ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grades 3-4

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Imagination Workshop
Imaginative writing is a powerful tool. As authors, our written pieces can make someone laugh, change someone’s mind, or even help them better understand the world. How can you do this in just a page ...
Next session begins: January 22, 2022

Grades 5-6

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Mathematical Proofs
Reasoning, logic, and critical thinking are the building blocks of intellectual inquiry. Focus on developing these skills through problem-solving and exposure to a wide range of topics in mathematics ...
Next session begins: January 22, 2022

Grades 5-6

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Mathematics of Pixar
Learn how digital artists animate the mouth of a Toy Story character by manipulating a single point on a polygon, or how combinations are applied to turn three unique robot designs into 3,000 ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grades 4-5

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Mean Genes!
Has anyone ever told you that you have your mother’s eyes? Or your father’s nose? Or even your great aunt’s hair? Whether they know it or not, they are talking about your genes. Your genetic makeup ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grades 5-6

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Microbiology
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is about 100nm in size but has caused a global pandemic. How can something so small cause so much damage? Explore different types of viruses and bacteria ...
Next session begins: January 19, 2022

Grades 4-5

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