Technovation Families' free design challenges explore a range of science, technology, and engineering topics through fun, hands-on activities that promote creativity and problem-solving to find unique solutions.
Learn from the scientists and engineers who are creating the technologies of tomorrow, and use what you learn to build your own invention!
Build a Magnetic Nanoparticle Coating
Design a coating for a magnet that will pick up different surfaces.
Design a Set of Mechanical Genes
Design a set of mechanical genes that control the way something grows.
Build a wing that can support its own weight over a span of at least two feet. Inspired by Boeing’s Phantom Eye
Build a DNA Origami Inspired Structure
Make a container (out of pasta) that can travel along a zipline and deliver a cargo (candy).
Engineer an Electronic Water Level Detector
Build an open circuit that completes when the water level drops below a certain level and/or goes above a certain level.
Build a dinosaur at least 6" tall that can balance on two legs using counterbalances.
Build a crane that uses simple machines and mechanical advantage to move heavy objects.
Build a Rocket Inspired by SLS
Build a stomp rocket that can carry a ping pong ball and hit a target.