Create a dream town.
Working together, students design and build a town using different types of materials. In this process, students will explore the elements of town development.
Curriculum topics: Engineering, Urban Design, Problem Solving, Design Process, Collabor..
How fast can you turn over the fraction wall?
In this colorful activity, players use “bricks” to build “fraction walls.” In the process, they master equivalent fractions and gain problem-solving and creative thinking skills. This activity can be used by individual students, or turned into excitin..
'Hit me' with fractions!
By playing Frack Jack, learners get to exercise important critical thinking skills when determining which equivalent parts of a whole can be substituted for others. Learners also learn to closely estimate accumulated parts that may make one whole circle. By removing..
Build a robust bridge without glue, nails, screws, or rope!
Make a self-supporting bridge designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Be amazed by the ingenious simplicity of his creation! Use Leonardo's idea to inspire a student design challenge.
Curriculum topics: Forces, Engineering, Design
Learn to program without using a computer!
Lead the puppy to the tennis ball by giving exact directions, programming the puppy's path. This fun and easy activity reinforces programming techniques such as planning, sequencing, testing, debugging, and creating procedures and loops.
Use math to design roller coasters
What does math have to do with thrilling roller coaster rides? How high does a coaster need to be to successfully navigate through a loop and on to the end of the track? How is the speed of the coaster related to the height of the coaster’s starting position? Ex..