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In this fun hands-on activity learners explore a simple machine: the lever. What happens to a load when you multiply the length of a lever? Find out here!
In this activity, young learners will explore shapes, textures, and geometries using household materials.
This simple construction activity teaches the importance of architectural structure. Learners build and test designs for a paper "doghouse" strong enough to hold the weight of a jumbo dog biscuit.
In this activity (located on pages 23-24 of the PDF), learners are introduced to structural engineering and encouraged to practice goal-oriented building.
In this great hands-on activity, learners use patterns to make a teepee from newspaper that they sit inside.
In this four-day lesson, learners identify three-dimensional forms in castle design, research different parts of the castle with a focus on their uses, and design and enlarge a banner for the great ha
This event guide features three related explorations in which learners investigate the following science concepts: how you design and build a structure helps determine how strong it will be; different
In this activity, learners will build the highest tower they can out of recycled materials.
In this engineering activity (page 5 of PDF), young learners investigate how materials and design contribute to the strength of a structure, particularly walls.
How does a green roof, or roof covered by plants, affect the temperature of the inside and outside of a building? Learners design and build houses to find out the answer.
In this activity, learners will put together towers using building bricks, then take the tower apart and challenge themselves to use the same bricks used to build a bridge.
In this activity, learners build bridges using paper and explore how much weight each bridge design can support.
In this engineering activity, challenge learners to construct a paper bridge that can support 100 pennies.
In this activity, learners explore the concepts of structural engineering and how to measure the critical load, or the maximum weight a structure can bear.
In this activity learners will build structures out of blocks and then roll balls to try to knock them down.
In this activity, learners make or use pre-made clay beams to scale and proportion. Specifically, they discover that when you scale up proportionally (i.e.
If you have 3-foot dowels and rubber bands, you can can started on this fun and open design challenge. You can make structures big and small: make it so you can fit your parent into it!
In this activity, learners explore the design of tall structures such as skyscrapers and telecommunication towers.
In this outdoor activity, learners discover how the environment around a building affects the growth of plants.