Let's start with a classic - building a tower out of only marshmallows and toothpicks. The goal is to build the tallest tower possible, using a limited amount of marshmallows and toothpicks, and nothing else. This is a fun challenge, especially with lots of friends, to see who can build theirs the tallest!
*image not ours, found here.
Engineers in the real world have a lot of constraints, like time and materials, but must still deliver a sturdy design that satisfy's a want or need (in this case, height). This exercise teaches through hands-on work the principles of structure and stability, and how to create something despite constraints.
Here is where our team will be posting links or descriptions of different activities for kids of every age! More activities coming soon :)
SAFETY FIRST :
For safety, children under 8 should not perform these activities without an adult present. Thanks!