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In this activity (located on pages 23-24 of the PDF), learners are introduced to structural engineering and encouraged to practice goal-oriented building.
Flower PowderAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity, learners use artificial bees and paper models of flowers to find out how bees transfer pollen from one flower to another.
One In The Hand
In this physics demonstration, learners are challenged to break a raw egg just by squeezing it. Learners will be shocked by their inability to complete the deceivingly simple challenge.
Straws and PinsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build bridges and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with straws and pins.
Dive into Design
Based of the The Tech Challenge 2015, learners will engage in two mini-design challenges related to seismic engineering.
In this activity, learners discover the principles of edible glass by making a supersaturated sugar solution.
Clay Beams and ColumnsAdd to list Details
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.
Move That Lighthouse!
In this activity, learners explore how engineers work in a team to solve problems.
Garden PolesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build large-scale structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with garden poles and tape.
Dowels and Rubber Bands I
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!
Leaning Tower of Pasta
Learners build structures from spaghetti and marshmallows to determine which structures are able to handle the greatest load.
In this engineering activity, learners test the stability of towers they build out of cups, discovering that structures with more mass in the base are more stable.
Hold ItAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners investigate the special shapes, holding structures and holding behaviors that real organisms use in streams, rivers, creeks or coast intertidal zones to a
Prepare for a Construction Zone Field Trip
In this activity, learners explore work, forces, simple machines, and construction. This lesson guide includes simple ways to demonstrate these principles as well as hands-on activities.
Skewers and Garden PolesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build scaled-down structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with bamboo skewers and tape.