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Project: Design an Airbag

Students must engineer an airbag that inflates and uses materials according to a set of design and performance constraints; a temperature and pressure sensor are used to assess airbag performance.

Supports NGSS Performance Expectations HS-PS3-3: Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy -and- HS-ETS1-3: Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.


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Pressure Sensor

Wireless Pressure Sensor

The Wireless Pressure Sensor accurately and consistently measures absolute gas pressure.

Temperature Sensor

Wireless Temperature Sensor

The Wireless Temperature Sensor is a general-purpose sensor found in many science labs. With a rugged, waterproof design, and long-lasting battery, students can spend more time collecting data and less time dealing with equipment.

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Project: Design an Airbag