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12+ Engineering Projects to Celebrate Girl Day

Take time this Engineers Week to encourage a girl to try an engineering project or activity! Our list of 12+ ideas will help get you started!

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Today is Girl Day, an exciting part of Engineers Week! Girl Day is a wonderful reminder to educators and parents around the world that talking with girls about engineering careers, introducing them to engineering role models, and engaging them with creative and hands-on engineering activities can help them see the exciting potential for science, technology, engineering, and math to help solve problems.

Science Buddies is proud to support and encourage millions of girls around the world in their desire to explore hands-on engineering projects and activities using the resources available on the Science Buddies website.

Our scientists work hard to develop content that will appeal to and excite girls, as well as boys. Our library of project ideas contains more than 1,100 projects suitable for K-12 student exploration, regardless of gender.

Help encourage girls to explore and embrace STEM. Check out one of the following science projects and plan to spend time talking with a girl, doing an engineering activity, or brainstorming and creating something new in response to a local problem or challenge.

Creative Engineering Projects

  1. Build Your Own Crystal Radio
  2. LED Dance Glove: Get the Party Started with Your Own Interactive Light Show
  3. Flippy, the Dancing Robot
  4. Squishy Circuits: Light Up Your Play Doh® Creations!
  5. Picture This: Building a Cell Phone Microscope
  6. Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven
  7. Kaleidoscope Science
  8. Build a Paper Speaker
  9. Mixing Mystery: Why Does Tumbling Sometimes Separate Mixtures?
  10. Electric Play Dough Project 3: Light Up Your Sculptures!
  11. Grasping with Straws: Make a Robot Hand Using Drinking Straws
  12. Motion Mania: Applying Physics to Hula-Hooping
  13. Measure the Frequency Response of a Paper Speaker
  14. Explore Optical Illusions: Build an Infinity Mirror
  15. Green Technology: Build an Electronic Soil Moisture Sensor to Conserve Water
  16. Put Your Water to Work: Using Hydropower to Lift a Load
  17. Feeding Fido & Fluffy: Designing an Automatic Pet Feeder
  18. Smart Medicine Cabinet: Build a Sensor That Reminds Patients When to Take Medication
  19. Building Personal Medicine Apps to Help Patients
  20. Unleash the Power of a Pinwheel!
  21. Get Crafty — Create Your Own Durable Paper Doll
  22. Crash! Can Cell Phones Survive a Drop Test?
  23. Build a Helping Hand

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See also: Celebrate Engineers Week with Hands-on STEM and Welcome Global Day of the Engineer to Engineers Week

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