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Q Tip Bridge Engineering Challenge Lesson Plan

A big part of STEM activities in elementary are engineering activities for kids. Constructing bridges out of various materials like this q tip bridge and testing them has long been a staple of the classic bridge building engineering challenge, but for this version, I used cotton swabs because I was out of toothpicks and it …

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How to Design a Paper Airplane Engineering Challenge

The paper airplane engineering challenge is a fun way to test kids’ design skills and makes a wonderful introduction to engineering activities for kids and as part of no-prep STEM challenges! One of my kids’ favorite things are paper airplanes. Any time my kids get a piece of loose paper, they try to turn it …

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How to make a LEGO Sports Car Engineering Challenge

Have you ever thought about starting young engineers through using LEGO? One easy way to start an interesting engineering is how to make a LEGO sports car. Sleek and fast, this Convertible LEGO Sports Car looks like it could outrun anything that comes it’s way. Nothing like a fantastic red color to start off your …

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DIY LEGO Eiffel Tower: The LEGO Science Tower of France

If you are a LEGO lover like we are at our house, then you will love our version of a LEGO science tower, which is designed to look like the Eifel Tower! The Eifel tower has been used for many different scientific purposes over the years- including as a weather science lab, a radio tower, …

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Build a Perler Bead Rainbow Engineering Challenge

When it comes to STEAM projects, my kids love activities that involve a wide range of skills. For example, we used engineering to make a perler bead rainbow!  We love making our STEM activities so much fun that kids don’t realize they are learning while having fun! In this project, kids can boost their engineering skills …

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