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February 13, 2024 4:00 PM
Follow the 10 steps below to do the 2024 Science Buddies Engineering Challenge with your students! This year's challenge is the Rubber Band Car Challenge. Getting a high score requires creative thinking and engineering to make a car that can go as far as possible. How far will your students' cars travel? The 2024 Rubber Band Car Challenge is an exciting way to have students try engineering. As they design, build, test, and improve their cars, students… Read more
January 30, 2024 4:08 PM
Thinking about the 2024 Rubber Band Car Challenge? Here are 10 reasons this is a great STEM challenge for your students. The annual Science Buddies Engineering Challenge makes it fun for students to try engineering. Each year, the Science Buddies Engineering Challenge presents an innovative and engaging engineering task and asks students in grades K-12 around the world to use the engineering design process to brainstorm, design, build, and test a… Read more
January 11, 2024 4:00 PM
K-12 students worldwide are invited to explore engineering with the 2024 Science Buddies Engineering Challenge—The Rubber Band Car Challenge The Science Buddies Engineering Challenge Every year, from February to March, teams of students around the world work to solve a fun engineering challenge that lets them "try" engineering and builds confidence in using the engineering design process. 2024 Rubber Band Car Challenge The 2024 Rubber… Read more
April 13, 2023 1:00 PM
The 9th annual challenge sparked interest in engineering in thousands of students around the world. Winners have been announced. Record Participation in the 2023 Science Buddies Engineering Challenge More than 13,000 K-12 students were inspired to explore engineering with the 2023 Science Buddies Engineering Challenge. Students working in teams of 1-4, from 33 countries around the world took the Ping Pong Pickup Challenge to design a device that can… Read more
January 19, 2023 4:00 PM
K-12 students worldwide are invited to explore engineering with the annual Science Buddies Engineering Challenge. Every year from February to March, in conjunction with Engineers Week, student teams work to solve a new engineering challenge using a short list of simple materials like paper and tape. The 2023 challenge, Ping Pong Pick Up Challenge, has students build a device that can pick up a ping pong ball from a distance and return it to a start line. How far away can students retrieve… Read more
February 6, 2017 5:00 PM
Creative DIY STEM projects like making a sorting machine help students understand steps of the engineering design process. Plus, hands-on science activities like this are lots of fun in the classroom and give kids a practical challenge to solve. Have you ever used a machine that you put a handful of coins into, and the coins fall into collectors based on the type of coin? This kind of machine is fun to use and makes it easy to sort your money. The… Read more
February 23, 2015 6:00 PM
Put engineering in the spotlight and celebrate Engineers Week with one of these 16 STEM projects! 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: Balloon-Powered Car Challenge Keeping You in Suspens(ion) Build a Bathtub Toy Raft Powered by Surface Tension Get Crafty — Create Your Own Durable… Read more
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