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PRE-SCHOOL

Engineers design and research things that help us in our daily lives.  You can learn all about one of the most important engineering feats of our time – the airplane.  Put together different models and hear a little about its history.
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ELEMENTARY

What is is like to live at nano scale? Find out in NanoLand.

Check out this ad for Goldie Blox, an engineering toy for girls who like to build cool things–like a house-sized Rube Goldberg machine!

Build your own mission to space!

Check out what’s on DragonflyTV or Fetch with Ruff Ruffington!

Group of middle school aged kids wearing safety goggles conducting an experiment.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

What is light painting? Grab a friend, a camera and follow this link.
Diverse group of high school aged kids working on a child's electric car.

HIGH SCHOOL

Robots are getting more and more advanced.  Here’s one designed to carry heavy things on all kinds of surfaces: snow, ice, hills, rocks.  It was modeled using observations of animal movement.

Join in a National Science Fair for students interested in biotechnology, biology and related fields.  BioGENEius!

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Believe it or not, we use a lot of chemistry to make the food we love to eat.  For example, polysaccharides are naturally occurring polymers found in algae, bacteria, citrus fruits, and other plants and animals.  Polysaccharides are used in foods to help change or...

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What To Do With Dirty Water?

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Chemical Reaction or Mixture?

Chemical Reaction or Mixture?

Which is which? A mixture is created when two or more different substances are physically combined and can be separated back into its original substances. Examples of mixtures are: a bowl of different kinds of candy, a pile of different kinds of leaves, steel, sugar...

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“The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Hokusai

“The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Hokusai

At the University of Delaware's College of Engineering, we have researchers who study many forms of alternative energy sources. One source of energy that is being examined is the conversion of the energy created by tides and waves into electrical power. Using the...

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Visit the House that Engineering Built

graphic of a geodesic dome house
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