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Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
Activity
Design Challenge: Making a Catapult
In this activity, your child will be challenged to use three simple materials to create a launcher for an action figure or small toy.
Preschool
Science
Activity
STEM Design Challenge Cards
STEM Design Challenge Cards
Worksheet
STEM Design Challenge Cards
These STEM design challenge cards ask learners to build something new for a specific reason or purpose and are a great way to foster creative thinking.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
STEM Design Challenge Cards for Young Learners
STEM Design Challenge Cards for Young Learners
Worksheet
STEM Design Challenge Cards for Young Learners
Use these STEM design challenges to foster creativity and critical thinking skills in young learners while introducing them to the engineering process.
Preschool
Science
Worksheet
Design Challenge: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
Design Challenge: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
Activity
Design Challenge: Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
In this hands-on design challenge your child will make their very own Rube Goldberg Machine.
3rd grade
Science
Activity
Structure Building Challenge
Structure Building Challenge
Lesson Plan
Structure Building Challenge
Get your students to be builders and create structures with a variety of materials. Students will have the opportunity to be creative, cooperate in groups, and discuss their experience.
2nd grade
Science
Lesson Plan
Humpty Dumpty and Design Thinking
Humpty Dumpty and Design Thinking
Lesson Plan
Humpty Dumpty and Design Thinking
Transform the traditional egg drop experiment as you help students to engage in design thinking and develop empathy.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Wacky Windmill Challenge
Wacky Windmill Challenge
Lesson Plan
Wacky Windmill Challenge
Windmills have been around for generations to grind food and create energy. During this challenge, students will use various materials and put their engineering skills to work by creating their own windmills.
4th grade
Science
Lesson Plan
STEM Design Challenge: Plan, Reflect, Revise
STEM Design Challenge: Plan, Reflect, Revise
Worksheet
STEM Design Challenge: Plan, Reflect, Revise
Children will plan our their STEM design, reflect on the process of building their creation, and brainstorm ways they could make their design even better. 
Preschool
Science
Worksheet
Design Challenge: Marble Labyrinths
Design Challenge: Marble Labyrinths
Activity
Design Challenge: Marble Labyrinths
In this activity your child will create their very own marble maze!
1st grade
Science
Activity
Building Brick Challenge: Find the Perfect Fit
Building Brick Challenge: Find the Perfect Fit
Activity
Building Brick Challenge: Find the Perfect Fit
This tricky building block challenge asks your learner to think creatively. They will work on their divergent thinking skills as they try to fill up an index card perfectly with building bricks.
4th grade
Science
Activity
My Robot Friend
My Robot Friend
Lesson Plan
My Robot Friend
What is a robot? What can robots do? Computer programmers tell robots what to do by creating a sequence of commands. In this lesson, students work in pairs to program a robot to act out the story from the mini story book *My Friend.*
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Building Brick Challenge: Make a Tic-Tac-Toe Grid
Building Brick Challenge: Make a Tic-Tac-Toe Grid
Activity
Building Brick Challenge: Make a Tic-Tac-Toe Grid
In this activity, your learner will be challenged to create their own tic-tac-toe grid out of building blocks.
3rd grade
Science
Activity
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Boat
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Boat
Activity
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Boat
Develop your child's mathematical and engineering skills with this fun building brick challenge. In this activity, your learner will be challenged to create a boat out of building bricks. 
1st grade
Science
Activity
Building Brick Challenge: Make a Face
Building Brick Challenge: Make a Face
Activity
Building Brick Challenge: Make a Face
In this design challenge, your child will use building bricks to create a funny face. The activity instructions include question prompts thta can help guide your child through the creative process, and promote their problem-solving skills.
Preschool
Science
Activity
Pipe Construction
Pipe Construction
Lesson Plan
Pipe Construction
Help your students develop their motor skills and learn about structures with this lesson that has them build structures out of pipes and connectors. This activity will also encourage team work and let students use their imagination.
Preschool
Science
Lesson Plan
Halloween STEM Building Challenge
Halloween STEM Building Challenge
Activity
Halloween STEM Building Challenge
The possibilities are endless with this fun Halloween-themed STEM activity! With simple supplies, your child will experiment, adapt, and use their creativity while they build structures using different specifications.
2nd grade
Science
Activity
Design and Build a City
Design and Build a City
Activity
Design and Build a City
Challenge your learner to design and build a city of their own in this creative engineering activity.
3rd grade
Science
Activity
Build a Tunnel
Build a Tunnel
Activity
Build a Tunnel
In this science and engineering activity, children will explore types of tunnels and their purposes and then design and build a tunnel of their own.
1st grade
Science
Activity
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
Activity
Building Brick Challenge: Build a Tall Tower
In this activity, your child will be challenged to build a tall tower out of building bricks! The instructions include questions prompts to guide students through the design challenge.
1st grade
Science
Activity
Building Brick Challenge: Build the Eiffel Tower
Building Brick Challenge: Build the Eiffel Tower
Activity
Building Brick Challenge: Build the Eiffel Tower
In this activity, children will work on their mathematics and engineering skills as they attempt to recreate the Eiffel Tower out of building blocks!
4th grade
Science
Activity
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Week 7 of these at-home learning packets for fifth graders encourage children to create, problem solve, move and have fun.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Hero's Engine: Example of Newton's Third Law
Hero's Engine: Example of Newton's Third Law
Science Project
Hero's Engine: Example of Newton's Third Law
In this cool engineering science fair project, kids learn how to build Hero's engine: an enlightening example of Newton's third law.
2nd grade
Science
Science Project
Reynolds Number: Laminar and Turbulent Flow
Science Project
Reynolds Number: Laminar and Turbulent Flow
Do thick liquids flow faster than thin liquids? Examine water and syrup's viscosity and inertia to learn about the Reynolds Number, laminar and turbulent flow.
Science
Science Project
Trashtown Junktion
Trashtown Junktion
Science Project
Trashtown Junktion
This science fair project idea discovers new ways to use recycled materials and encourages new architectural design ideas.
Science
Science Project
Tensile Strength Test
Tensile Strength Test
Science Project
Tensile Strength Test
In this science experiment, do tensile strength test on fishing line, a strand of hair, a rubber band, and any other materials you're curious about!
5th grade
Science
Science Project