Engineers invent, design, build, and test. They make machines, buildings, materials, and even chemical formulas. There are many different kinds of engineers. In this box, you will explore the many faces of engineering!
Each COSI Connects engineer box is filled with engaging, hands-on STEM activities. COSI’s education experts have created these activities to encourage and reinforce Ohio's Learning Standards. The instructions and materials needed are listed for each activity inside the engineer activity book.
Activity 1 - Aerospace Engineer – Make a Glider
Six Strips of Paper
Activity 2 – Chemical Engineer and Materials Engineer – The Perfect Bubble Challenge
Four Pipe Cleaners
Measuring Spoon (1 Tablespoon)
Measuring Cup (1 Cup)
Three Tablespoons of Dish Soap
Three Tablespoons of Glycerin
Activity 3 – Structural Engineer – Build a Structure Out of Paper
36 Paper Rectangles
Ten Longer Paper Rectangles
Activity 4 – Marine Engineer – Design a Neutrally Buoyant Submarine
Two Film Canisters
Submarine Sticker Sheet
Activity 5 – Electrical Engineer - Make a Miniature Car!
Double Sided Tape
Racecar Body Cutout