- Simple Machines
Geared especially for use at events, the Event Guide includes five activities, an event checklist, tips for working with kids and volunteers, colorful signage and certificates, and an event evaluation form.
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Download the entire Design Squad Event Guide (PDF 2.6M) or in the following sections.
Design Squad OverviewDwnolad PDF (1.8M)
Includes a description of the series, Web site, outreach campaign, and design process.
Designing Your EventDownload PDF (916K)
Includes an event checklist, helpful hints for working with volunteers, sources to buy materials, and tips for making your event a success.
Download the challenge sheets in either English or Spanish and photocopy on colorful paper to use at your event. For even more activities, go to the Activities page.
Rubber Band Car PDF (468K) | Spanish PDF (384K)
Make a two-wheeled car powered by a rubber band.
Kinetic Sculpture PDF (208K) | Spanish PDF (352K)
Build a tower with parts that move in the wind.
Pop Fly PDF (196K) | Spanish PDF (424K)
Invent a way to send a Ping-Pong ball flying high enough to catch it.
Hidden Alarm PDF (196K) | Spanish PDF (376K)
Build a circuit to power an alarm so small that you can hide it.
Four Corners PDF (204K) | Spanish PDF (420K)
Build a machine out of cardboard that runs smoothly and dependably.