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|Theme||Design Challenge Title||Abstract||CSCOPE Alignment||Targeted TEKS|
|Graphing Motion||Going in Circles||Students will apply concepts of circular and rotational motion to their design for an amusement park ride.||1st Six Weeks||4B|
|Kinematics in 1D & 2D Motion||Accelerating Toward the Finish Line||Students will apply concepts of circular and rotational motion to their design for an amusement park ride.||1st Six Weeks||4A,B|
|Kinematics in 1D & 2D Motion||Projectile Forensics||Students have been recruited by the Crime Scene Investigation division of their local police department to use their knowledge of projectile motion to solve a crime that took place in the community.||1st Six Weeks||4B|
|Newtons Laws of Motion||Bridging Gaps with Physics||In this design challenge, students will use their knowledge of Newton’s Laws to design and build a bridge capable of supporting a particular amount of weight.||2nd Six Weeks||4C,D|
|Theory & History of Gravity||Bound by Gravity||Students will conduct research to explain gravitational theory, applications of gravity in the real world, and speculate what our universe would be like if gravity did not exist.
||2nd Six Weeks||4C 6A,B|
|Special Relativity||It's All Relative||In this design challenge students will create a photography project that demonstrates an application of the concept of special relativity.||2nd Six Weeks||4E, 2D|
|Conservation Laws: Work-Energy / Energy Transformations||Work & Machines-Rube Goldberg Style||Students will build a Rube Goldberg compound machine and analyze the different types of energy transformations exhibited by their machine.||3rd Six Weeks||5A,B,D|
|Momentum & Energy in collisions||"Eggcellent" Vehicle Safety||In this design challenge, students will use their knowledge of momentum and impulse to design and build a car that will successfully protect a passenger (raw egg) in a front end collision.||3rd Six Weeks||4C, 5C,D|
|Thermodynamics||"Home is Where the Heat is"||In this lesson, students will learn about thermodynamics and how it applies to the world around them. Students will use their knowledge to design a scale model of an energy efficient home for their assigned location.||3rd Six Weeks||2E,F,D 7A,B|
|Electrostatics: Forces, Fields, Energy||Getting Charged Up About Electrostatics||Students will design an interactive website that teaches electrostatics to their peers.||4th Six Weeks||6B,C,F|
|Current Electricity||Light Up my Life!||Students will apply their knowledge of current electricity to design circuits for a model home.||4th Six Weeks||6E|
|Magnetic Fields and Applications / Electromagnetism (induction)||Magnetic Mass Transit||Students will apply principles of magnetism and electromagnetism to design a model of an environmentally friendly mass transit system.||4th Six Weeks
5th Six Weeks
|Waves Properties in General / Waves: Pressure & Electromagnetics||Making Waves||Students will apply their knowledge of wave properties and characteristics to develop a communications device that will attract the outside world to an island of stranded travelers.||5th Six Weeks
6th Six Weeks
|Quantum Mechanical Ideas||Quantum for Kids||Students will use their knowledge of quantum physics to design a children’s book that explains a quantum physics topic.||6th Six Weeks||9A,B|