Hands-On Engineering Challenges to Bolster Your Electricity, Sound, and Force Units

This Hands-On Engineering Challenges to Bolster Your Electricity, Sound, and Force Units activities & project also includes:

Need some activities to go along with your unit? A collection of hands-on activities from PBS offers opportunities to add to your electricity, sound, and force units. The electricity activities revolve around building a pinball-type game, the sound activities involve building string instruments to play a song, and the force activities deal with helium-filled balloons as blimps.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the different activities within your own units on electricity, sound, and force
  • Reinforce the activities with the video clips from the website
Classroom Considerations

  • Need several materials to build each product
Pros

  • The resources contain videos to introduce engineers and careers to the class
  • Each activity comes with interdisplinary connections
Cons

  • The activities in each category build upon each other, so to do the last activity, you must do the previous ones also