background preloader


Facebook Twitter


Super Boomerang Airplane. How to Make Metal Hanger Crossbow Homemade Weapon. How To Make a Mini Crossbow (Tutorial) The Ultimate Paper Airplane Glider In Action (+ tutorial) - My Best Ever Paper Plane. 35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic. Project-Based Engineering for Kids. Original, reliable, and fun collection of project-based engineering lessons for kids (and everyone!)

Project-Based Engineering for Kids

Excited about making STEM project ideas accessible to everyone? Pledge on Patreon to keep the mission going. At the Educator tier, you can access lesson plans and more teaching resources! If you enjoy these projects, then check out my books Rubber Band Engineer and Duct Tape Engineer! || Everything I make These project-based lessons focus on basic principles of physics, structural, and mechanical engineering. All of the project plans in this collection are designed to be used in an after school enrichment setting, though you may use and modify these ideas for other not-for-profit purposes provided you cite The Workshop for Young Engineers.

This is a growing and improving collection of lesson plans. Gami-bots! Engineer This: Design and Build a Roller Coaster - Planet Smarty Pants. An engineering challenge for kids to design and build a roller coaster.

Engineer This: Design and Build a Roller Coaster - Planet Smarty Pants

Disclosure: I am an Amazon associate, and this post contains affiliate links. For full disclosure, please click here and thank you for supporting my blog! Project Set Up and Materials Smarty built this project in her gifted enrichment after class led by Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Students were given the following materials:MarblesA paper cupFoam Pipe insulation, cut in halfMasking tapeToothpicksSupport materials - Cardboard tubes, dowels, large tongue depressors The students were then asked to design and build their own roller coasters with marbles serving as their cars. Build Your Roller Coaster Many students built traditional roller coasters with one loop. Your Turn Are your kids “hands-on” or “theoretical scientists” preferring to draw or talk through their designs? MAKE HOMEMADE SCIENCE TOYS AND PROJECTS.

How to Make a Balloon-Powered Paper Plate Racer « Model Cars, Rockets & Trains. With a little spare time and and a few items you can find around the house, you can make your own balloon-powered paper car.

How to Make a Balloon-Powered Paper Plate Racer « Model Cars, Rockets & Trains

This is a great and easy DIY project that's perfect for competitive kids. All you'll need to get started is: Cardboard Straws Scotch tape Marker Paper plates Scissors BBQ skewers (any straight stick would work) The paper plate will act as the body of the racer. 14 Catapults for Kids to Create and Experiment With. There’s just something fulfilling in sending an object hurtling through the air, don’t you agree?

14 Catapults for Kids to Create and Experiment With

Well, even if you don’t, something tells me some of the kiddos you know would agree with me. Why not channel that interest into these amazing catapults for kids!? In addition to being an exciting experience, catapults lead to so much thinking and learning! Fine motor skills, science, and math are just a few subjects that catapults help children learn about. Have you and your kiddos ever made one, or played with one? The Educators’ Spin On It created a trebuchet (a type of catapult) using a tinker box kit. Therapy Fun Zone used clothespin catapults during a learning game. We used a catapult to create art over the summer.

JDaniel4’s Mom used a coffee can to make a catapult. Kids Activities Blog made an easy catapult with just a few materials from around the house. Science Sparks experimented with elasticity while making a catapult. Toddler Approved created a catapult out of pool noodles. Hi there! Awesome Pool Noodle Engineering Wall for Kids. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.

Awesome Pool Noodle Engineering Wall for Kids

All opinions are mine alone. #ProjectAmazing #CollectiveBias I’ve been wanting to build my daughter an engineering wall for a long time. A place for her to learn and play about some of the basics of engineering like pulleys and lights and pumps. She loves designing and building, but all of the walls I had seen seemed either too complicated to build or not sturdy enough to be worth the time. Trial and Error Made Fun The best part of this project was definitely the process. She loved trying to solve issues when they didn’t work and kept coming back to it to make it better.

Here’s a little taste of the fun in action: Self-Defeating Fan Car. On your marks, get set, stay put!

Self-Defeating Fan Car

Have you ever that get up and not-go feeling? Well this car feels it, too. With a fan in the front and a sail in the back, you'd think it would be the perfect self-contained contraption. After all, it's a sail car that can make it's own wind, right? It wants to go everywhere, but ends up going nowhere. The self-defeating fan car is one of my favorite contraptions, and it has a secret to escape from its stillness. This car's biggest enemy is itself. Let's get (not) moving! Cabins.