STEM Club with Mpls Engineering For Kids
The Engineering For Kids STEM Club introduces students to a new, hands-on, lesson every week from various engineering disciplines. For each lesson, students focus on developing 21st Century skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and peer collaboration. These life skills provide students with the confidence to approach challenges in their lives and realize that they can succeed in almost anything!
Marine Engineering - Sailing Away
In this lesson, students investigate how the sail of a sail boat captures the wind and moves the boat forward.
Civil Engineering - Columns
Students will learn about columns along with concept of compression. To explore these amazing structures, students will construct, test and modify their structures to achieve a final design that can hold their weight.
Environmental Engineering - Reuse and Recycle
How can we reuse materials to cut down on the trash we create? What is the difference between reuse and recycle? These questions and more are explored during Reuse and Recycle where students brainstorm ways to reuse materials and recycle some of those materials to build a model car and recreate their favorite toy.
Electrical Engineering - It's the Magnet Hop
Magnets are everywhere. The earth is a magnet, and magnets are found in and on more than just our refrigerators. During this lesson, students will explore magnets and identify objects that are and are not magnetic. Students will also explore magnets' ability to attract and repel other magnets and then apply that understanding to create their own bouncing rabbit.