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Here are some hands-on activities that anyone can do. Some include instructions for using these activities in a classroom or group. Many of the activities you can do at home. For some, you may need a grown-up to help. All these activities are Engineering!

Build a Suspension Bridge
Build a suspension bridge that spans 10 inches and can hold at least 15 pennies!”
Touchdown challenge
Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two “astronauts” when they land. In this challenge, kids follow the…
Do It Yourself Science – CanTEEN
Do It Yourself Science Do you know that you can use common things found in your house or classroom to explore science? You don’t need f…
Design Briefs Children’s Engineering Free Resources
“Back to SchoolCard engineering invitationDesign BriefGuided PortfolioRubricThis card engineering activity would be an excellent way…
DiscoverE Engineering – Emergency Shelter
Who might need an emergency shelter—and why? People seeking shelter could include hikers, campers, homeless people, or people caught in…
How to Build a Simple Small Marshmallow Catapult | DevinCollier.com
Simple Small Marshmallow Catapult – 9 craft sticks. 4-6 rubber bands 1 plastic spoon simple design. easy to follow. plenty of…
Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: How to Make a Waterwheel
The Romans used waterwheels as far back as the 4th century AD. The most popular application is at mills, grinding grain into flour. To sh…
Simple Machines Design Project Sample – Simple-Machines-Digital-SamplerWEB.pdf
“Set up the simple machines stations. At each station, have the following materials available for the sensory observation. Wheel and…
Minute to Win It Party Games, Ideas, and Supplies
a minute to win it party you’ll need to choose a selection of minute to win it games for the challenges. The great thing about minute t…
activities – TechBridgeGirls
example Kitchen Kapers In this design challenge students will work in teams to create a brand new kitchen utensil using a limited set of…
Some Handy Resources to Help You Make The Best of LEGO Games in Your Instruction ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
LEGO games are widely used among young learners to help them develop key learning skills. More and more primary teachers are using them i…
Gumdrop Structures Engineering Challenge – The Homeschool Scientist
Using 10 gumdrops and 20 toothpicks, design a structure that can hold the weight of a large textbook.
Straw Rocket Engineering Challenge – The Homeschool Scientist
engineering challenge comes in. Experiment with some of your variables to see what effect it has on your rocket. Try varying the amount…
ZOOM . activities . sci . Build a Dam | PBS Kids
A dam is a structure that stops a river from flowing. Can you build one out of popsicle sticks and small rocks?
How to make a Hovercraft
Real Hovercrafts use a powerful fan to pump air underneath themselves. Hovercrafts can travel over air and water as they move on top of a…
100 Engineering Projects For Kids – The Homeschool Scientist
Now more than 100 engineering projects
Foil Boat Engineering Challenge – The Homeschool Scientist
sheet of foil and a few drinking straws. Their challenge is to create a foil boat that is no larger than 6 X 6 X 6. The boats have to flo…
5 Days Of Engineering Challenges – The Homeschool Scientist
challenges teach so many things. critical thinking problem solving teamwork how things work how materials behave in different…
Paper Structures Engineering Challenge – The Homeschool Scientist
1. Build a structure that will hold a book 6 inches off the ground. 2. Build a structure that will hold and egg 2 feet off the ground. 3….