Would you like an engineering challenge? Try these activities.
*Design a Mars Parachute
*Build a Bridge
*Curious George Sailboat
*Curious George Pinwheel
*Electromagnetic Fishing Pole
For more activities, please visit: http://www.discovere.org/our-activities
Many students have difficulty in applying engineering concepts from a book into the real world. With the help of hands on activities, kids can see how things works and what science principles are at work. They can even test the boundaries of the theories with experiments. Lego robotics are becoming a popular activity in STEM camps.
Sesame Street has many engineering videos, activities, and games. You can try out these challenges:
*Let's Discover Engineering
*Engineer a Bridge
*Building a Dog House
*Construct a Car
For more videos and games, please go to:
Engineering kits for kids can be expensive. These are many engineering creations that use inexpensive materials such as craft sticks, clothespins, and rubber bands. Enjoy these engineering challenges:
*Crash test car
For more fun activities, please go to: http://www.instructables.com/id/Project-Based-Engineering-for-Kids/
Do you like creating inventions that move? You can see how far your car or plane moves through the air. Have fun with these great activities.
*Hoop glider: Add paper hoops to a drinking straw. How far does it go? If you add three hoops, does it travel further than a straw with two hoops?
*Puff mobile: Design a car or boat that will travel. When you blow air, you create wind. The wind pushes against the car to make it move forward. See how far your creation travels.
*Egg bungee jump: Design a bungee jump that will prevent an egg from hitting the floor. Be sure to get your parent's permission before conducting this experiment.
Did you know that you can become an engineer by using items around your house? If you like building, you learn that a solid foundation to any structure is needed. Try these activities:
*Build a gumdrop dome: What has a more stable structure - triangles or squares?
*Paper tower: See how high you can build a tower with only two sheets of newspaper.
*Deck of cards: Stack cards that make a structure. See how high and wide you can build your creation.
We are about to begin our third quarter with the emphasis on engineering. This combines our students' imagination, creativity, resourcefulness, problem-solving, and curiousity. We will explore engineers and their great accomplishments. We will examine the many career options in the field of engineering.
It might be fun to start with some online games. See if your child can conquer these challenges.
*Make a Roller Coaster
*Thomas & Friends: Track Builder
*Build a Neighborhood
*View the complete list of PBS Kids Engineering Games at: http://pbskids.org/games/engineering/
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Do your children love dinosaurs? There are some fun online games at PBS Kids website.
*Ride the Train and Look for Dinosaurs
*Tug-of-War with Dinosaurs
*Dig up Dinosaur Bones
*How Big Were Dinosaurs?
*Race with the Dinosaurs
For a complete list of dinosaur games, please visit: http://pbskids.org/games/dinosaur/
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