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Engineering projects for kids help children think creatively, critically, and prepare them for higher concepts like algebra and geometry. Engineering projects can get complicated, but these six are all easy, simple, and fun for kids of all ages. Try these experiments with multiple kids and see which designs are best for each project!
6 Easy and Fun Engineering Projects for Kids
Egg Drop Engineering Project
Kids will love this classic egg drop engineering project. Can you keep the egg from breaking? What materials are best for cushioning the fall?
Spaghetti Engineering Project
Learn about how the strength of an object sometimes requires fortification in this extremely simple engineering project using dried spaghetti noodles.
Q-Tip Bridge Engineering Project
Test the construction skills of your children with the q-tip bridge challenge! Use q-tips and hot glue to create structurally sound bridges and structures.
Mechanical Properties Engineering Project
Part of being a good engineering is knowing the mechanical properties of each material that you work with. Use this simple project to determine the mechanical properties of aluminum foil.
Paper Airplane Engineering Project
What kid doesn’t like paper airplanes? Use this easy engineering project to build a better paper airplane. What modifications will cause the plane to flip, glide far, or fly in a circle?
Egg Crate Airplane Engineering Project
Can you make an airplane from egg crates that will really glide? What causes the plane to be heavier or lighter? What would make it glide better? Does Styrofoam work better than cardboard?
What are your favorite engineering projects for kids? Tell us in the comments!
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