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Bridge Design Issue Date: 08-27-2017

Cool Spots image NOVA presents Build a Bridge, pbs.org/wgbh/ nova/tech/build-bridge-p1.html. How many times have you driven over bridges with your family? Engineers design bridges to safely span bodies of water, but even with careful planning, sometimes they fail. Survey the Four Sites that are in need of a bridge and see if you can determine the best type for each one. Before making your final decision, Do Your Homework and learn all you can about each type of bridge. Watch the shocking video of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge as it collapsed in 1940. When you’ve learned about the sites and bridges, Play the Game.

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Theme Park Engineering Issue Date: 07-02-2017

Cool Spots image Engineering Interact presents ParkWorld, tinyurl.com/6aeg7a2, an amusement park whose manager wants to enlist your help on the busiest day of the year. The manager of a rival theme park is plotting to make one of ParkWorld’s rides unsafe, and your job will be to locate that ride before someone gets hurt. Put your engineering skills to the test as you explore the facility. For each zone in the park, you will complete a module and learn the meanings of scientific terms such as friction and gravity, and how they apply to engineering amusement park rides so they are both safe and entertaining. Visit all of the park zones to narrow down your search. Good luck!

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Build a Robot Issue Date: 10-23-2016

Cool Spots imageTake the Robots Challenge at National Geographic and Engineers in the Classroom, nationalgeographic.org/game/challenge-robots/. Step into RoboWorks and become an engineer, helping design machines that solve real-world problems. Your first stop is Orientation, where you learn the Engineering Process and print your Employee ID card. Before you Build a Robot, get to know its essential parts. Pay attention, because you’ll play an interactive game to test your knowledge. Throughout the game, learn fascinating facts about robots. For instance, did you know that there’s a real lifeguard robot named Emily?

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Innovative Twins Issue Date: 10-09-2016

Cool Spots image Meet the Stanley brothers, twins from Maine who were considered entrepreneurial geniuses. A History of the Stanley Motor Carriage Company, tinyurl.com/hmwe5mr, is a virtual exhibit of their accomplishments. As you travel through the exhibit, learn about their Early Life and “Yankee Ingenuity.” While they began their careers as teachers, they were truly inventors and businessmen. An early invention was the airbrush, which F.E. Stanley patented after opening his photography studio in 1874. See which invention contributed to the success of the Eastman Kodak company.

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Theme Park Science Issue Date: 02-21-2016

Cool Spots imageHave you ever been to Disney World? Spaceship Earth, epcotspaceshipearth.com, is not just a popular theme park ride. There is real science behind this and other high-tech attractions found at the Magic Kingdom. There is Electricity all around the park, used for lighting, attractions, fireworks and more. Find out how it all works. Play Potentially Kinetic Coasters in Energy. Watch the Slideshow in Gravity to find out how it plays a crucial role in roller coasters, then head over to Goofy’s G-Force Flight Academy. Can you pass the stunt driver screen test when you play Lights, Motors, Action! in Trajectory?

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