With help from the Fabretto Children's Foundation and volunteers from RoadMonkey Adventure Philanthropy, the entire community pitches in to build Cusmapa a playground, based on the children's own designs.
Can somebody say zip line?
You can use DIY Playground to teach your kids engineering concepts (like force, energy, friction, gravity, materials, and more). Pair it with these resources from our Educators Library:
- Zip Line: Design a way to get a Ping-Pong ball from the top to the bottom of a zip line string. Watch a demo.
- On Target: Modify a paper cup so it can zip down a line and drop a marble on a target.
- Get Moving Game: Invent a game that gets everyone up and moving.
- Build Without Borders - Matt Sisul and Wil Cao: Meet two engineers who volunteer for Engineers Without Borders to promote urban development in Africa and South America.
- Roller Coasters - Chris Gray: Meet a mechanical engineer who applies his creativity and engineering know-how to build exhilarating (and safe!) roller coasters.
- Backyard Thrill Ride: Design Squad teams bring the adrenaline rush of an amusement park ride to a 13-year-old's backyard.
In San José de Cusmapa, dreams really do come true. Encourage your kids to dream it, build it, live it, too.
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