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Draft DetectivesAdd to list Details
In this two part activity, learners become draft detectives by constructing their own draft catchers to detect drafts around windows or doors.
Hold a Hill
In this outdoor activity, learners investigate the relationship between the slope of a trail and soil erosion.
Composite MaterialsAdd to list Details
This is an activity (located on page 3 of PDF under Hockey Sticks Activity) about composites, materials made of 2 or more different components.
Homemade Hovercraft!Add to list Details
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Hovercraft) is a full inquiry investigation into hovercraft engineering and design optimization.
Make a Tikiville TeepeeAdd to list Details
In this great hands-on activity, learners use patterns to make a teepee from newspaper that they sit inside.
Castle BasicsAdd to list Details
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
Spaghetti BridgeAdd to list Details
Play with your food while learning about engineering! Build a spaghetti bridge, then test its strength by piling on the marshmallows, raw spaghetti, raw linguine and coins.
Exploring StructuresAdd to list Details
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
Make Ziff's Carpenter's SquareAdd to list Details
In this Cyberchase activity, learners make carpenter's squares and use them to measure square corners. Learners cut out the carpenter's square template and attach it to tagboard.
Build a Big WheelAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how engineers have developed big wheels or Ferris wheels.
A Towering AchievementAdd to list Details
In this experience, learners use the internet to research physical details about Chihuly's Fireworks of Glass "Tower" and "Ceiling" and consider the decisions Chihuly had to make as he was planning th
As Straight as a PoleAdd to list Details
In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base.
Ping Pong Ball Shooter
In this activity, learners use ABS pipe and an air leaf blower to make a strong shooting machine.
Designing a WallAdd to list Details
In this engineering activity (page 5 of PDF), young learners investigate how materials and design contribute to the strength of a structure, particularly walls.
Build A Treetop WalkwayAdd to list Details
Build and test a scale model of a rainforest canopy walkway.
Clap Sensor: Build a Sound Sensor Using a Pico Cricket
This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). Learners work on designing and building a sound sensor out of household materials, like plastic wrap and cardboard.
Block BowlingAdd to list Details
In this activity learners will build structures out of blocks and then roll balls to try to knock them down.
Move That Lighthouse!Add to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how engineers work in a team to solve problems.
Block NeighborhoodAdd to list Details
In this activity learners will build a neighborhood out of blocks and cardboard.
High RiseAdd to list Details
In this design challenge activity, learners build a tower that can support a tennis ball at least 18 inches off the ground while withstanding the wind from a fan.