Weekly Theme: Creative Problem-Solving
Build a Recycled Sailboat
Reuse old materials from around your home to help your child build a toy boat.
Make Paper Planes to Glide Like a Draco
The draco lizard is able to glide using special “wings” that evolved out of its ribs. In this activity your child can explore the science of gliding with a simple paper airplane experiment.
Build It From Nature
Elinor is fascinated by the hook-and-loop fastener on Ari’s watch. Learn about this and other inventions inspired by nature with this printable exercise.
Build and Test Paper Bridges
Some bridges are strong enough to support cars, some are just for people and pets. What determines a bridge’s strength? Investigate by making paper bridges.
Build a Bridge with Paper, Paper Clips and Blocks
Experiment with building bridges to see what it takes for them to hold the weight of rocks.
Build a Better Bunny-Copter
Help your child build a twirling bunny-copter! It will help her learn how to recognize the value of refining an existing invention to improve its performance.