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November 2, 2010

Crowd Pleaser
rubrik kids

Half a million people thronged the National Mall in Washington D.C. last weekend for the USA Science and Engineering Festival expo. Exhibits like these giant Rubik's Cubes and hundreds of hands-on activities engaged K-12 students, inspiring tomorrow's future innovators. 


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Activity: Cornstarch Ooze

cornstarch runningKids at the Expo loved the cornstarch mix, which hardens underfoot. Replicate this chemistry experiment on a smaller scale in the classroom. As students in grades 3-8 test a batch of ooze, they learn about the unusual properties of this non-Newtonian fluid.

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K-12 News: Cookies, Milk,and PDAs

child at ipadThird grade isn't too young for keyboards and log-ons, according teacher Stephanie Rick. Her students maintain a class blog, write to overseas "e-pals,"  and practice tests on hand-held devices.

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eGFI Contest: Innovative Teaching Ideas

eGFI ContestYou could win a $50 Gift Card for a creative teaching idea. Check out the first eGFI contest and propose a clever classroom use for our new eGFI cards. We'll select the most exciting and innovative proposal -- it could be yours!

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Classroom-ready and teacher-approved, these K-12 teacher kits make learning about engineering fun!

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* 20 eGFI magazines -- our award-winning, comprehensive 64-page introduction to engineering
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* 1 eGFI classroom poster -- a large 3x2 foot poster with illustrations of the most popular engineering disciplines
* 1 bonus teacher guide -- 6 pages of engaging classroom activities using the eGFI magazine, cards, and website

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Delivered each week to your email inbox, our newsletter is packed with lesson plans and activities, resources, feature stories, and the latest developments in K-12 engineering education. eGFI is part of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), a non-profit organization committed to enhancing efforts to improve STEM and engineering education.

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