Use these engaging hands-on activities and resources to help youth develop an engineering mindset.
Use storybooks and non-fiction texts as contexts for engineering design challenges.
Work in a team to design a machine from simple supplies that can smash a grape.
Design a structure that can withstand the shaking of an earthquake and work as a team of scientists and engineers.
Use the engineering design process to design and build a package that will keep an egg from breaking.
Use the engineering design process to design, test and redesign aerodynamic contraptions in a wind tunnel.
Practice using the engineering design process to design, build and test a water filter.
Use your engineering skills to design and create a “loop-de-loop“ roller coaster that will take a marble for a ride.
Apply the engineering design process as you design a chair for a favorite stuffed animal or toy.
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