Learn about engineering design processes through hands-on projects using Design It! curriculum. These projects extend a design challenge revolving around the building of a simple model of a familiar technology and improving its performance.
What you can do
The Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge is an opportunity for teams to apply their STEM knowledge and learn new skills while solving a problem in a creative and crazy way.
For adult leaders
4-H clubs and programs can complete the ink chromatography experiment seen in the video Who took my book? by using the following resources:
Videos and lesson plans
These short videos and lesson plans demonstrate STEM activities. They can also be used with the Design It! curriculum, a series of projects with multiple activities that build on each other.
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Who Took My Book? Kris Klover uses science and engineering practices to solve the mystery of who took his book.