Design Challenges

STEM activities for curious families and classrooms

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!

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All Design Challenges

Engineer a Self Deploying Device

Engineer a Self Deploying Device

Build a device that opens up when thrown in the air

Engineer a Communication Network

Engineer a Communication Network

Plan and build a network to send communication signals in multiple directions to multiple people.

Engineer an Airfoil

Engineer an Airfoil

Build a wing that can generate lift from a fan while carrying weight.

Engineer an Automated Wrapping Machine

Engineer an Automated Wrapping Machine

Build a machine that can make plane fuselage by wrapping a mold just like Boeing’s carbon fiber placement machines.

Build a Plane Painting Machine

Build a Plane Painting Machine

Make a plane painting machine to draw a design on your airplane.

Engineer an Exoskeleton

Engineer an Exoskeleton

Build a wearable device that will detect when your body moves.

Make a Hydraulic Machine

Make a Hydraulic Machine

Make a machine that uses a fluid to move and can lift at least 10 pennies.

Make a Water Transport Satellite

Make a Water Transport Satellite

Make a satellite that can hold a cup of water and does not leak during a bumpy rocket launch.

Build a Soundmaker

Build a Soundmaker

Build a machine that makes sound waves by vibrating itself or the air around it.

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