Put engineering in the spotlight and celebrate Engineers Week with one of these 16 STEM projects!

A balloon powered car made from cardboard, tape, CDs, wooden skewers, a straw and a balloon suspension-bridge surface tension raft paperdolls
brushbot hovercraft kite line following robot
infinity mirror project slope project aluminum boats Flippy dancing robot
submarine squishy circuits geodesic dome calculator crash test

Put engineering in the spotlight and celebrate Engineers Week with great hands-on projects and activities like the 16 STEM ideas listed below for K-12 students:

  1. Balloon-Powered Car Challenge
  2. Keeping You in Suspens(ion)
  3. Build a Bathtub Toy Raft Powered by Surface Tension
  4. Get Crafty — Create Your Own Durable Paper Doll
  5. Build a Brushbot
  6. How Does a Hovercraft Hover?
  7. How Low Can It Go? Design a Kite that Flies Best in Low Winds
  8. Build a Zippy Line-following Robot (BlueBot Project #3)
  9. Explore Optical Illusions: Build an Infinity Mirror
  10. Building Structures: It's a Slippery Slope
  11. How Much Weight Can Aluminum Foil Boats Float?
  12. Flippy, the Dancing Robot
  13. Bottled-up Buoyancy
  14. Electric Play Dough Project 1: Make Your Play Dough Light Up & Buzz!
  15. Dome Sweet Dome
  16. Crash! Can Cell Phones Survive a Drop Test?

Take the Fluor Engineering Challenge!

All of the projects and activities highlighted above can be fun and educational choices for hands-on engineering during Engineers Week. The Fluor Engineering Challenge is also a great way to get students excited about engineering! For complete guidelines and details about this year's Fluor Challenge, visit: sciencebuddies.org/fluor-challenge.

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