Build a Better World
2017 Summer Reading Wandoo Tracker
Engineering Projects for Children
Science Kids – Engineering games, experiments, facts, quizzes and project ideas
Instructables – Videos, photos and instructions on creating and troubleshooting projects like Slingshot Rockets, Propeller Cars, Extending Grabber and more
Pink Stripy Socks - Build your own boats that float
Red Ted Art - How to make your own mini robot
PBS Kids Design Squad - Rubber bands, a pencil and cardboard tube = an indoor slingshot!
PBS Kids – Confetti Launcher Video and step-by-step instructions for building your own confetti launcher
PBS Kids - 2-Wheel Balloon Car – Create a balloon-powered car using everyday materials
Science Sparks – Science for every age group from pre-school up. Make a candy tower, paper building blocks a suspension bridge and other fun projects
What Does an Engineer do?
What's an Engineer? Crash Course Kids #12.1 This is a short You Tube video for children on what engineers do
NASA for Kids – Intro to Engineering Video on what engineers do and how they do it as well as resources
Science and Inventions
Citizen Science Projects –Build a better world and have fun while learning. Scientists need help from people all over the world, including children like you. For instance, you could help conservation efforts by viewing photos from trail cameras in Australia or Africa, or help scientist track sea lions from photos or watch the night sky form your backyard. There are projects in Biology, Climate, Medicine, Nature, Space and more. Choose a project that interests you and have fun helping scientists with their efforts to understand, protect and improve our world.
The Lorax’s Save the Trees Game – Online game inspired by Dr. Seuss’s book The Lorax