engineering for kids

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Recommended Grades: 3rd – 5th grade

If your child is in the following districts/schools, please inquire directly with your district/school as we may be offering this program at little to no cost. 

About the Program

Students in Grades 3 to 5th get hands-on experience with engineering and electronics projects(virtual at home or in-person). Students build everything from a light-up wand to slingshot cars to a night light.

This course provides easy-to-follow instructions through an educational context that allows for an enjoyable learning experience. Each project helps kids understand how things work, builds their critical thinking and problem solving skills, and express their imagination in a productive environment. All project parts come included in the CAKE (Cool Activities for Kids to Engineer) Kit.

*Can be conducted Virtually or In-Person

Key Takeaways

Create your own Engineering Projects

Think creatively, reason with logic, and work collaboratively with others

Build problem solving skills

Learn the Engineering Design Process

What is the CAKE Kit?

CAKE stands for Cool Activities for Kids to Engineer.

The kit contains easy-to-follow instructions through an educational context that allows for an enjoyable learning experience. The kit provides each student with all of the materials necessary to complete each project. Each kit is valued at approximately $40 of materials.

The kit includes all specialized materials necessary for the activities. 

Some household items (scissors, glue gun, scratch paper,  etc.) are not included in the CAKE Kit and will be required for the program. 

Sample Projects List

Projects are subject to change

  • Muscle Powered Light 
  • LED Wand
  • Straw Tower
  • Windmill
  • Trembler Mover
  • Draw Bot
  • Cotton Ball Launcher
  • Slingshot Car
  • Night Light
  • Crazy Robot Car
  • Rubberband Helicopter
  • Catapults
  • Balloon Hovercraft
  • Electromagnet
  • Magnet Shooting Cannon