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100 Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids By Kristie Lewis Engineering and fun aren't always two things that kids naturally associate with one another, but there are hundreds of ways to make engineering, physics and design fun and challenging for kids. Here are 100 great experiments that will let kids construct, play, learn and grow, all while they study the fundamentals of engineering. Basics These projects focus on the basics of motion, force and other essentials of physics. Balls and Ramp.

BUILDING BIG: Home Page Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston. Here are the main features of the site: Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels. The Labs Try your hand at our interactive engineering labs. There is no proof in science, but there are mountains of evidence (Part of the How to Talk to a Global Warming Skeptic guide) Objection: Correlation is not proof of causation. There is no proof that CO2 is the cause of current warming.

How to Write an Instructable The first question from every new Instructabler is "what should I write about?" The simple answer is... anything. If you have enough passion to create a project, then you have the passion to share it. You should preferably publish something original, but with tens of thousands of projects already published here, it's possible that somebody else has already had a go at your idea, even if you thought of it by yourself. Don't let that put you off. It's quite likely that many people will prefer your style of writing, or find your instructions easier to follow.

Robot Automaton Robot Rally | Robot Automaton')"> My 6-year-old has always been fascinated by how things work, so I knew I had to try out this cardboard automaton with him. I love that it’s a fun way for him to play with simple machines; and it also creates a really cool art piece! BioEd Online David Eagleman, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, provides an extraordinary look at the human brain and current neuroscience research. In this engaging series of videos, Dr. Eagleman explains the basics of brain function, and describes how this extremely complex, often misunderstood organ defines who we are. Dr.

Biology activities Autumn leaf display This Double Helix Science Club activity provides instructions on how to make an autumn leaf display. Banana DNA This Double Helix Science Club activity provides instructions on how to extract DNA from a banana. DNA model This activity from CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club provides instructions for making your very own DNA model. Raging Rapids Raging Rapids is a nicely designed tile puzzle by Thinkfun (formerly Binary Arts). It consists of a raft and twelve paddlers. The paddlers are supposed to fit inside the raft, all facing the same way. Each paddler has on its base a rectangular tile, with dents and tabs along the edges so that it is shaped a bit like a jigsaw puzzle piece.

Mini Folded Paper Stars Who doesn’t love a project with a little magic? Today’s paper art activity, Mini Folded Paper Stars has a reveal that is definitely worth waiting for! Mini Folded Paper Stars are perfect for a rainy afternoon stuck inside, they may add a little brightness to your family’s creative day! physicscentral