Discover Tech Hands-on Engineering Module: Playful Building
Engineers work to solve the basic challenges of life — including having fun! Playful Building explores the process of solving such challenges through engineering in an imaginative task: designing, building, and maintaining a community park! The Playful Building activities are designed to engage children, tweens, and families (or other groups of mixed ages) in hands-on engineering fun at the library and other out-of-classroom environments. Young "engineers":
- Plan their dream community park;
- Design and build simple machines used in play; and
- Explore approaches for protecting park visitors from water-borne illness through simple water filtration and for powering the park with wind energy.
View a short video introduction about Playful Building, including implementation suggestions!
June 18, 2013