- Simple Machines
Leading Hands-On Engineering Activities
with NASA and DESIGN SQUAD
An online workshop for educators and afterschool leaders
When kids do hands-on engineering activities, they expand their thinking, unleash their imagination, and discover the power of teamwork.
NASA and DESIGN SQUAD developed this online workshop for educators and afterschool leaders who want to build their skills and confidence in guiding kids through engineering activities.
Whether you're experienced or new at this, you'll come away with insights and strategies for strengthening your kids' critical-thinking abilities and getting them excited about using the design process, the series of steps engineers use to arrive at solutions.
In this self-guided workshop, you'll:
Experience the design process in action. Learn and reflect on ways you can use the design process to tap into your kids' problem-solving skills and creativity.
Watch an engineering activity. See how easy it is to integrate the design process into the hands-on activities you do with your kids.
Get resources. Discover a variety of engineering activities from NASA and DESIGN SQUAD for kids in grades K–12.