Design and Engineering
Do you like to make things or see how things work? Look at the links below to find out more! There are games, hands-on projects, paper airplane challenges and online modeling will keep you interested for hours! Listen to podcasts about drones and e-books about women in science. Read Twitter feeds about engineering and aviation.
“What are the steps to become an engineer?”
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Being an engineer requires that you know a lot of math and science. UH Manoa gives you the opportunity to learn engineering with a specialty in aerospace. The 2019-2020 school year is the first year this degree is offered!
- University of Hawaii at Manoa: Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science with Emphasis in Aerospace Engineering
“Where can I learn more about aviation design and engineering?”
Play A Game or Test a Simulator
With Scratch, you can program your own stories, games and animations.
- Design 3D Objects Using Code
With Tinkercad, you can make stuff with the help of a computer!
- 3D Slash
Minecraft-like 3D Modeling and Printing using cubes of various sizes, adding colors and pictures for more unique visual touches.
- TryEngineering Games
Have fun with engineering games. Explore using Python, play around with sustainability or building circuits, help prepare for natural disasters, build a satellite, and much more.
- Station Spacewalk Game
Conduct NASA repair work on the International Space Station.
- Bernoulli Principle Experiment for Kids
Explore Bernoulli’s Principle in action by making the perfect bird in flight. This experiment examines the forces of lift, drag and thrust as you create different types of birds. (This link leads you to a free trial.)
- Bridge Challenge
This one is all about bridges! Explore different bridges, who makes bridges, and then take on the building challenge!
- Global Design Squad
You can design and build stuff and connect with other kids from another country to build something together!
- Play Sprocket Rocket (Requires Flash Player)
Help Wallace and Gromit to fix their ship and fly to the moon. Keep reinventing your rocket, overcoming a range of obstacles along the way.
- Programming Challenges
- Challenge Robots
Welcome to RoboWorks at National Geographic. Help design machines to solve real world problems.
- Build it Yourself Satellite Game (Requires Flash 9 or higher)
James Webb Space Telescope presents a game where you design your own satellite and you will see what mission data was collected with a similar design.
- Interactive Online Resources for Students
This is a list of super cool, science and exploratory websites and resources by grade levels.
- Math Interactives for Math Principles, Functions and Equations
You might think Math is just operations and numbers but this website will let you bring math to life. You will be able to see math!
Explore These Hands-On Projects
- Rocketry Activities
Rocketeers put a man on the moon. Use pressure, combustion, or chemical reactions to launch stuff up. It’s rocket science!
- Remote Control Vehicles
RCers are inventors and pilots of radio controlled vehicles. Make a video tour, build a water vehicle, build a flyer, hack a rc toy, build a land vehicle and much more!
- DIY Projects and Ideas
Be a part of a Make: Community and see what you can make with recycled plastic, a 3D printer, the Adafruit Clue and other cool stuff.
Watch These Videos
- General Design and Engineering Information:
- Space Design and Engineering:
- Drone Technology:
- Airplane things you don’t know the purpose of
- The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Zero
- PBS: Carrier – Landing on a pitching Deck
- Inside the worlds’ largest Wind tunnel
- The forgotten American Concordes Boeing 2707
- Five Bizarre Aircraft that Pushed the Boundaries of Aviation by SciShow:
- Women And Drones
- Careers In Aviation – Product Development Engineer
- Careers In Aviation – Vibration Analysis Engineer
- What’s an Engineer?
- Build the Future – Be an Engineer
- What kind of engineer are you?
- Red Bull Paper Wings Final 2019
Check Out These Twitter Feeds
Read or Listen to These Books
- Books – Great Women In Science
Best books of 2018 and 2019 include modern day historians of science, inventors and data bias.
- The Women In Science Reading List For Kids And Tweens
Women You Should Know (Women YSK). Thirty three books about the rich history of women scientists and researchers. This website also has links to inspiring videos of women scientists.
Listen to These Podcasts
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