Engineering Day

Controlling soft robots using magnetic fields — ScienceDaily“controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices. The researchers have already created several devices
Boeing: Educational Inspiration by Theme” K-12 resources that focus on applying science to solve tough, real-world problems. The 100 Days of Learning content is still available for free below. Get inspired by our collection
Cool Content & Activities | DiscoverE EngineeringLooking for a video that showcases engineering? A hands-on activity for your outreach event? A field trip idea? Use the filter below to get started. ”
Helping Hand“Helping Hand Design and build a device with a long handle that can grab an object that’s hard to reach. This is an “assistive device”—it helps you do something you couldn’t otherwiseSeismic Shake-Up!“Seismic Shake-Up! After building a structure that they think can withstand an earthquake, students test it on a shake table that they make themselves. They redesign and retest their structureSafe Landing“Safe Landing Students devise ways to ensure that a cup with a ball inside it lands upright, without the ball falling out, when dropped from a height of at least 1 foot.”
| DiscoverE Engineering“Strong Paper Structure Teams design and build structures out of newspaper that can support the weight of several textbooks. In the process they discover which shapes are strongest
Engage Students | DiscoverE Engineering“Inspire the next generation of engineers by doing hands-on activities with students. In just one session you can set a student on the exciting path to an engineering career.
Make a Hip Joint | Curiosity Machine“Make a Hip Joint Make a ball and socket joint that mimics the movement of a human hip or shoulder. Design your leg so it can kick objects in different directions.
36 – Little Bitty Transoceanic Ferrying | The LogBook Podcast“Ever wonder how american general aviation airplanes get over to Europe? Well, of course they could be shipped, but the better way is to just fly them over and today Lynn O’Donnell tell us
Sea Turtle Tracking | How It Works | Sea Turtle Conservancy“Satellite telemetry (following an object on the earth with the use of orbiting satellites) has advanced to the stage of allowing researchers to track turtles in the open ocean
Sea Turtle Tracking: Active Sea Turtles – Sea Turtle Conservancy“Aquarius is a juvenile green sea turtle caught in Somerset Long Bay, Bermuda. He measured 58.5 cm straight carapace (shell) length and was released with a satellite transmitter on August 15‘Tree-on-a-chip’ passively pumps water for days: Microfluidic device generates passive hydraulic power, may be used to make small robots move — ScienceDaily“Engineers have created a ‘tree-on-a-chip’ — a microfluidic pump inspired by the way trees and plants circulate nutrients. The chip pumps water for days, at constant rates
Chimney – WikipediaRomans used tubes inside the walls to draw smoke out of bakeries but chimneys only appeared in large dwellings in northern Europe in the 12th century. They did not become common in houses
WikiHouse“WikiHouse is an open source project to reinvent the way we make homes. It is being developed by architects, designers, engineers, inventors, manufacturers and builders, collaborating