From a microchip to the Willis Tower, engineers make a lot of things you use every day. What can you engineer? Think big (or small). Make a plan, build it, test it out and see what you can do to improve it!
We're challenging kids to be an engineer over winter break with Chicago Public Library's Winter Learning Challenge from December 18 to January 8.
To complete the challenge:
- Read (books, magazines or websites) for 20 minutes a day for at least five days.
- Complete an activity and share what you discover and create.
Check out our Enter for Engineering recommended reads.
The Most Magnificent Thing: What does it take to engineer the most magnificent thing?
Things That Float and Things That Don't: Learn the in's and out's of density and floatation.
Discover and Create
- Join Mad Science Chicago for fun engineering programs across the city.
- Learn about engineers and the engineering process with Crash Course Kids, then use your new skills to complete the robot challenge or the architecture adventure.
- Take the Skyscraper Challenge to test your civil engineers skills.
- Anyone can be an engineer! Learn about real female engineers at EngineerGirl.
- Try the Egg-Bunjee Jump challenge from NOVA.
- Build a communications network between your friends.
- Design a way to stop ice from melting.
- Experiment with buoyancy with the Float Your Boat challenge.
- Engineer a way to delivery messages over a great distance.
The Winter Learning Challenge is made possible through the Chicago Public Library Foundation.