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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Biomechanics Design Challenges

Engineer a Pneumatic Creature

Engineer a Pneumatic Creature

Create a creature that uses air to create motion.

Make a Mechanical Leg

Make a Mechanical Leg

Make a ball and socket joint that mimics the movement of a human hip or shoulder.

Build a Mighty Machine

Build a Mighty Machine

Build a mighty machine that jumps up, sideways, or flips over. The whole structure should jump into the air.

Engineer a Bird Beak

Engineer a Bird Beak

Engineer a beak that will allow you to pick up as much food as possible in one try without using your hands.

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