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Touch Down

Touch Down

In this design challenge activity, learners build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two ��_astronauts��� when they land. Learners follow the engineering design process to design and build a shock-absorbing system out of paper, straws, and mini-marshmallows, attach their shock absorber to a cardboard platform, and improve their design based on testing results. Educators can use this activity to introduce learners to the design...

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