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Unring A Bell? Acoustic Engineers Can!

GE unringing Burmese temple bellWho says you can’t un-ring a bell? As a team of acoustical engineers and a biomedical engineering student demonstrate, “destructive interference” can can silence even a huge temple bell – leaving a sleeping baby undisturbed.

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Hack This Toy!

Ohio State toy adaptation workshop students ASEE 2017Like engineers in Santa’s workshop, Ohio State University students and faculty are working with families in a unique Toy Adaptation Program to “hack” popular electronic toys so that children with special needs can enjoy them.

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Sensory Toys Make Sense!

sensory integration baby home-intervention in VietnamStudents in grades 6 to 9 learn about biomedical engineering and the human sensory system, then follow the engineering design process to create sensory-integration toys for youngsters with developmental disabilities.

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Engineering the No. 1 Monkey

Fingerlings on bambooThey grasp fingers, curl up in your palm, and break wind when their heads are squeezed. Meet Fingerlings, the cute little robotic monkeys that rocketed to the top of the toy charts this holiday season – thanks to engineers.

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Extreme Event: Free STEM Games

Koshlund Science Museum Extreme Event game“It started out as a beautiful day, but in a disaster, anything can happen at any time…” So begins Extreme Event, a free, hour-long role-playing game from the National Academy of Sciences’ Marian Koshland Science Museum. The game is latest addition to teacher resources designed to help students and communities use science to address climate change, health, and other problems.

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Jingle Bell Silencer Challenge

jingle bellsCan you muffle the sound of a jingle bell using a variety of Christmas-themed items? Explore your sense of hearing – and learn about the 1965 astronauts who played Jingle Bells in space – in this simple activity designed for preK-5 students.

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