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!
Engineer a Wind Powered Water Pump
Build a wind powered turbine that can pump water up from the ground.
Build a Strong Honeycomb Structure
Build a honeycomb structure that is able to support a heavy textbook or more.
Build a fast, stable boat that can move through the water for long distances on a zip line.
Engineer an Ocean Bottom Sampler
Design a tool that can lift objects from a water depth of at least 1 foot.
Build a balloon helicopter that can fly at least 3 feet from the ground.
Make a ball and socket joint that mimics the movement of a human hip or shoulder.
Camouflage an animal in any environment so that you can’t see it – even in plain sight.
Create a simple machine that transfers a rotational motion into a linear vertical motion.