Monday, March 2, 2015

Last year, I shared 12 Amazing Engineering Projects for Kids, and you, my readers, really enjoyed this post. Here is a sequel to this post, but, with the weather turning to spring, I want to focus on 12 Engineering Projects for Kids to do Outside.

12 Engineering Projects for Kids to Do Outside

1. Protect an Egg

This engineering project is great for Easter time. Last year, my daughter devised several methods to protect an egg from being dropped from the height using materials from our recyclables bin.
Protect an Egg

2. Engineer a Boat

Do you have access to a pool or a creek? Try to construct boats from different materials and test them for their sea worthiness. From KC Edventures.

3. Build a Bridge

Adventures in Mommydom skillfully combined engineering and history by rebuilding Hellespont bridgeXerxeslessonforelementary

4. Experiment With Funnels and Tubes

Make your own waterworks in the backyard and experiment with tubes and funnels. From Two Big Two Little.

5. Design Your Own “Kid Wash”

OK, this is certainly for parents and big kids, but this looks so much fun! Kid wash tutorial is from Six Sisters Stuff
Kid Wash Tutorial

6. Launch a Soda Bottle Rocket

Can baking soda and vinegar serve as a rocket fuel? Apparently they can, even when it’s cold outside. A soda bottle rocket from Lemon Lime Adventures.

7. Try Another Way to Launch Rockets

In this design, the rocket is launched by a bike pump! If you have a good seal, this rocket can fly really high! Bottle rocket from Science Sparks.
Bottle Rocket

8. Why Launch a Rocket? Launch a Car!

Build this amazing rocket-powered Lego car with a tutorial from Frugal Fun for Boys

9.  Build Ramps and Roads

Another activity for car enthusiasts: design ramps and roads with this tutorial from Buggy and Buddy.
Ramps and roads

10. Make a Backyard Ball Run

Turn your backyard into a giant ball run with this idea from And Next Comes L.

11. Build a Fort

Try three summer fort building ideas from Tinkerlab. If you have way too many milk jugs, you might even build an igloo!

12. Grow a Fort

Start early in spring and watch this tepee turn into a green fort that also doubles as a healthy snack bar! Green bean teepee tutorial from Happiness is Homemade.

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Ticia said...

We're going to have to try engineering a boat, my kids would enjoy that one.

Thanks for featuring my Hellespont bridge post.

Heather McCully said...

These posts look like something that would keep the kids busy alot in the Spring and Summer. Look forward to trying them out. Found you through TGIF Link-Up

Nate Hartwig said...

Can someone update the link to the summer igloo using the milk cartons? Right now it's sending me to the ball run. Thanks!