Engineering can be a fun, hands on learning experience and perfect for Science days at home!
My girls recently earned their Engineering badge through American Heritage Girls. We worked on it at a campout and they were able to do some really fun activities to earn this badge! I found TONS of fun engineering ideas, printables and unit studies I wanted to share with you. These would be fun to do as Science Experiments or just fun hands on Science days!
Jr. Engineer Manufacturing Information Printables from Doodles and Jots – learn how products are made and watch some cool videos, use the cards for review games!
Teaching Simple Machines with Legos and FREE Printables from Hall of Fame Moms
The Engineering Design Process Freebie for 1-5th grade
FREE Ohm’s Law Lab for 8-12th grade
Roller Coaster Science With FREE Printable from Raising Life Long Learners
Engineering for Kids Printable Activities from PBS
Cut and Assemble Paper Model of a Four Stroke Engine from Ellen Mc Henry’s Basement (ages 9-14)
FREE Unit Studies:
Engineering is Elementary offers a FREE Curriculum Series called Engineering Adventures! There are currently 7 FREE units with hands on engineering design challenges based on real events around the world. The units are free to download and there are also videos to watch on each subject.
Engineering Science With the World’s Tallest Buildings free unit study from Starts at Eight
Try Engineering has a variety of different FREE Engineering Lessons Plans for students and teachers. There are tons of FREE downloads in different age groups from ages 8 up to 18!
I Game Mom shares all about an app that has over 3,000 Searchabe Stem Activities for Kids.
Instructables has a Project Based Engineering Series of FREE videos for kids. These are really neat and there are lots of instructions on fun projects to build.
Egg Drop Challenge with FREE Planning Printable by Buggy and Buddy. This was a favorite when we did the engineering badge. The girls had so much fun using recycled items to try to keep their egg safe from cracking!
12 Amazing Engineering Projects for Kids from Planet Smarty Pants
12 Brilliant DIY Engineering Projects for Kids from Hello Wonderful
Gum Drop Bridge Building from Little Bins for Little Hands
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!