engineering design process

Engineering Design Process To solve engineering problems, engineers follow a series of steps called the “Engineering Design Process.” A Five-Step Process Because the EiE Project serves young children, we’ve created a simple Engineering Design Process (EDP) to guide students through our engineering design challenges. This EDP has just five steps and uses terms children can understand. ASK: What is the problem? How have others approached it? What are your constraints? IMAGINE: What are some solutions? Brainstorm ideas. Choose the best one. PLAN: Draw a diagram. Make lists of materials you will need. CREATE: Follow your plan and create something. Test it … Continue reading engineering design process

inflate a balloon magically

Make a balloon deflate and inflate without doing anything! To inflate a balloon you need a small balloon a very clean soda bottle some cut up carrot pieces some water Directions: Put the carrot pieces into the soda bottle. Add a little water. Place the small balloon over the mouth of the bottle. After a few hours, the balloon will get sucked into the bottle. After two days the balloon will inflate.   Learn more… Fun Science Activities for Kids – used with permission Continue reading inflate a balloon magically

make a ball catcher

It’s fun to try and catch a foil ball in a paper cup when it is attached to the cup with string. You can have a competition with yourself to see how many tries it takes to catch the ball. This toy is easy to make and will occupy you and your friends for hours. To make a ball catcher you need: a paper cup a fairly long piece of string a nail glue aluminum foil Directions: Poke a hole in the bottom of the cup with the nail. Tie a large knot at the end of the string. Thread … Continue reading make a ball catcher