Engineering design challenges
Designed to spark an interest in STEM, and engineering in particular, these design challenges have been created with a "build it" theme running throughout. These challenges provide kids and youth an opportunity to create and innovate as they work on projects that often have real-world significance or context. All of the design challenges use simple materials that participants can find at home.
Once participants have completed a design challenge, share some pictures of their creations online and tag @EngineersCanada!
Make a flower that opens using a reel mechanism.
Build and test a hovercraft.
Combine ingredients to make lip gloss.
Learn about levers and how to lift heavy objects.
Build a tool that could be used in space to pick up objects.
Build the strongest possible bridge from one index card.
Create magic gloves that push and pull objects.