In this field-tested, engineering-focused set of afterschool activities kids build simple models of familiar technology, then improve their designs. Guides offer interesting extensions and tips for leading discussions to simplify implementation.
Design It! is a field-tested, engineering-focused afterschool curriculum in which students build simple models of familiar technology and then improve upon their design. The program is hands-on and cooperative, with clear basic objectives as well as interesting extensions (good for programs with variable schedules). Design It! gives program leaders tips on logistics, facilitating discussions, and assessing children's work, making it easy for anyone to implement.