Easy Engineering- Milk Carton Paddle Boat

What makes that boat go? Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily Life is but a dream Let’s take that row boat idea a bit further for kids.  Here’s a way to learn about forces, paddle power, and engineering as a process.  When the paddle and rubber band are […]

Build A Bird Feeder

A project from recyclables that’s for the birds, really.   January 2014 will be remembered for the frigid temperatures, and also a day off of school for Minnesota kids and teachers! This bird feeder project uses recyclables that many have on hand.  It can be built in 15 minutes or drawn out to take longer […]

Christmas Card Engineering

To get people laughing, playing and celebrating in a new way my family made our Christmas Card into an engineering design challenge.  A basic description of an EDC is-  identify the problem, name some parameters, and work as a team to fill the need or want.  The requirements of our Christmas card:  connect with family and […]