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Working in teams of four, learners build tetrahedral kites following specific instructions and using specific materials.
This is a quick activity (located on page 2 of the PDF under Nasturtium Leaves Activity) about surface tension.
In this activity exploring liquid dynamics, learners design and build a clay channel in a tray of water and then see what happens when food coloring and liquid soap are added to the mix.
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.
In this physical activity, two lines of learners link hands and arms to model a beam subject to various loading schemes.
Learners work with plastic sheeting, masking tape, and string to design the perfect material for plastic chair webbing, and then construct their webbing.
Learners work in pairs to create three simple types of bridges, a beam bridge, an arch bridge, and a suspension bridge.
In this activity, learners explore the engineering design process and the basic mechanics behind building bridges as they build one themselves using gumdrops and toothpicks.
Build and test a scale model of a rainforest canopy walkway.
In this activity, learners build bridges using paper and explore how much weight each bridge design can support.
In this activity, learners build bridges and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with straws and pins.
In this activity, learners make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene). The instructions include discussion questions for both before and after bridge building.
In this activity, learners build mini catapults using paint paddles and a spoon. Use this activity to introduce learners to forces and projectile motion.
In this activity, learners build large-scale structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with garden poles and tape.
In this quick activity, learners break the tension that happens when water develops a "skin." Learners use water, pepper and some soap to discover the wonders of surface tension—the force that attract
In this activity, learners explore the structural strength of triangles by creating their own free-standing geodesic dome out of plastic straws.
Learners build structures from spaghetti and marshmallows to determine which structures are able to handle the greatest load.
This is a quick activity (on page 2 of the PDF under Gecko Feet Activity) about the forces of gravity and surface tension and how their behavior is influenced by size.
Learners investigate stress and strain by designing, building, and testing beams made from polymer clay.