Design Squad

Each year I do several engineering outreach events…going to schools and talking about engineering or leading various students through engineering projects.  I am constantly trolling the web for new ideas.  One of my favorite resources is the design squad.  I just got a email about some great new references they have.

I thought I’d share.  Enjoy!

You may notice something’s different if you go to the Design Squad Web site today. Design Squad has become Design Squad Nation!

Premiering January 26th, Design Squad Nation sends engineer hosts Judy and Adam across the nation and around the world to help kids fulfill their dreams through engineering. Whether it’s building a playground for kids in a rural village in Nicaragua, helping an aspiring pastry chef assemble a cake with moving parts for the cast party of Young Frankenstein, or constructing a human-powered flying machine, Design Squad Nation shows kids that if they can dream it, they can build it!

But don’t worry, all the resources you’ve relied on throughout the first three seasons of Design Squad are still available. In fact the Parents, Educators & Engineers section now has all of our resources organized by topic to make it easier for you to sort through!

We also have a few new features we’re excited to share with you:

  • Our educators’ blog is a place for adults to find resources, share ideas, become inspired, and engage with us and others. We’ll provide tips on using Design Squad Nation, as well as insight into other engineering resources.
  • The kids’ blog is the place for kids to find the latest and greatest engineering videos, pictures, and stories from around the globe.
  • Our DIY videos show Judy and Adam demonstrating possible solutions to some of our hands-on activities and encouraging kids to try those activities themselves.

Check out our new web site to see all the ways Design Squad Nation can help spark kids’ interest in engineering.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Kiki on January 19, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Wow, those are great opportunities. Travelling and engineering. That’s every kid’s dream… at least my childhood dream. 🙂

    Reply

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