Design Your Own Metamaterial

Make a structure that can change how waves move, and learn how to make things invisible!

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • plates (styrofoam, plastic, paper)
  • bendy straws
  • pipe cleaners
  • rubber bands
  • small cups
  • small weights (marbles, pennies, washers)
  • popsicle sticks

Testing Station

  • cards
  • duct tape
  • scissors
  • water
  • water resistant board
  • large wide plastic tub


  • hot glue

Difficulty Level


This design challenge may require complex motor skills, understanding of abstract concepts, or unusual materials to build.