At Home Engineering


As we all figure out new learning at home strategies, DiscoverE has collected a series of articles which offer suggestions, activities with just a few materials, and videos you can use to engage your students or child in engineering. 

At Home Engineering

  • Chats with Change Makers

    Join us on Fridays at 12pm eastern time to meet engineers who are working hard to make the world a better place. Your host is Tiffany, a Future City Competition alum and current ninth-grader who lives in Texas. Register here.

  • At Home: Safe Landing

    Your challenge: Design a lander that keeps a ball safely secure when you drop it from 1 foot or higher.
    Grade(s):
    3-5, 6-8
    Topic(s):
    Forces, Space/Transportation
  • At Home: Tennis, Anyone?

    Make your own fun at home! Can you create a racket that can hit a ball accurately to a partner or the target? Try it out!
    Grade(s):
    3-5, 6-8
    Topic(s):
    Forces, Technology/Materials
  • At Home: Windy City Tower

    How high can you build before your building starts to be affected by the wind? What do you need to do to design a building that can withstand huge gusts?
    Grade(s):
    3-5, 6-8, 9-12
    Topic(s):
    Forces, Structures
  • At Home: Build an Earthquake Resistant Structure

    How would you design building to withstand an earthquake? Strong base? Does the shape of the material play a role? Build your structure then test it out!
    Grade(s):
    3-5, 6-8, 9-12
    Time:
    60 minutes or less
    Topic(s):
    Forces, Structures
  • At Home: Keep A Cube

    Explore heat transfer as kids create a container that can keep an ice cube from melting. Are you up for the challenge?

    Grade(s):
    3-5, 6-8
    Time:
    2 hours or less
    Topic(s):
    Energy, Structures, Technology/Materials
  • At Home: Foil Boats

    How much weight will a piece of foil support? Turn it into a challenge!

    Grade(s):
    3-5, 6-8
    Topic(s):
    Forces
  • Why the Engineering Design Process Matters Now More Than Ever

    Read tips and advice for engaging students in the engineering design process and how this student-centered learning strategy can work for you at home and at school.
  • Teacher Tips for Distance Learning & The EDP

    As you develop your remote learning teaching strategies we’ve compiled a few things to think about to successfully engage your students in engineering.

  • 4 Easy Tips to Doing STEM At Home

    Looking for tips and advice on how to make a STEM friendly home? Read this short article and start engaging your kids in engineering