Educators everywhere are using Curiosity Machine in classrooms, after school clubs, family programs, makerspaces, libraries, and more. That's because Curiosity Machine creates engaging and approachable opportunities for students and adults to learn together. You don't have to be a scientist or engineer to lead design challenges—you just have to be curious enough to want to learn!
We develop our design challenges using the most affordable materials available. Also, we encourage students to think creatively about materials that can be re-purposed for their creations as a part of the problem solving process. Educators can challenge students to build prototype helicopters, robots, and more without the need for expensive kits.
With the engineering design process (EDP) as a guide, your students will plan, build, and test their designs. Students document each step on Curiosity Machine, where you can monitor their progress. But most importantly, students who complete Curiosity Machine design challenges learn to persevere through mistakes and failure, learning that creating something new is a process of testing and improvement.This supports them to build confidence in their ability to solve tough problems.
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Choose a series of Curiosity Machine design challenges, or create your own!
Inspire young students to make observations and find solutions to problems.
Inspire elementary students to design for constraints and test solutions.
A collection of design challenges that explore different types of engineering.
Want to lead Curiosity Machine design challenges and hit your teaching standards at the same time? We have you covered. Our design challenges support many state standards, including NGSS standards. We've even created a guide to help identify design challenges that support specific standards in k-8 NGSS.
If your school or organization needs a little more support, we also offer the following paid services:
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