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Spark creativity and curiosity with fun engineering activities for kids ages 5 to 10
Watch your child’s eyes light up as they get excited about engineering, learn how things work, and have tons of fun. Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids is packed with more than 50 fascinating STEAM exercises, complete with step-by-step instructions, colorful pictures, and simple explanations of why the experiments work.
This engaging book about engineering for kids includes:
- Activities kids can do themselves―Make engineering for kids easy and fun with projects like toothpick towers and paper cup phones that use common, inexpensive household materials so they can play and learn anytime.
- The power of STEAM―Lessons are based in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to show kids how these things are everywhere, and help them become better problem solvers and logical thinkers.
- The basics of engineering―Kids will learn all about engineering with a brief guide to the different types of engineers, an explanation of what they do, and what kids need to know to become one.
Unlock the world of engineering for kids with exercises that help them learn, grow, and get creative.
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Some of the exciting experiments inside:
Time: 30 minutes | Difficulty level: Easy
When the Eiffel Tower was built in the 1880s, it was the tallest human-made structure in the world. The design of the tower incorporated lots of triangles to help make it strong. In this challenge, you will learn how today’s engineers use geometry to design and build cell phone towers and tall buildings.
Pizza Box Solar Oven
Time: 20 minutes, plus cooking time | Difficulty level: Medium
The sun does more than just give us light. It is full of energy! Solar power is power that is generated from sunlight. It can be used for heat energy or changed into electric energy. In this challenge, you will use the sun’s power to cook food.
Cardboard Tube Suspension Bridge
Time: 45 minutes | Difficulty level: Challenging
Have you ever ridden in a car across a very long bridge? Most bridges that stretch a long distance are suspension bridges. In this engineering challenge, you will create your own bridge and learn how suspension bridges work.