Mini Design Challenges
Love engineering design activities? Can’t get enough of The Tech Challenge? Looking for a fun project to do in an hour? We’ve got you covered.
Cross the Gap
How would you cross a ravine? Design and build something that will get a small item across an 18-inch gap. No tape or glue allowed.
In this challenge, you will build a structure and test it for earthquake safety. Safe structures will have little or no damage after an earthquake.
Make it Move!
Build a device that stores energy and then releases it to make a ball move.
Can you design and build a paper prototype that you can use in your home?
Design and build a paper airplane that can safely transport a passenger at least 6 feet. Your passenger must stay on the plane and be visible from the outside. The goal is to get them to their destination safely!
Shelter in a Storm
How do birds stay safe in a storm? Design and build a bird home that is strong and sturdy, even when it’s windy!
Stop that Ball!
When you drop a ball, it bounces! Can you design something with items found around your home that stop a ball from bouncing? Can you make it land so it doesn’t move at all?