Whether it’s clothing, buildings, books, graphic art, or gardens, everything that people create or construct needs to be designed first. This fantastic website offers tools for young designers to jump start their own projects, interviews with professional designers in their fields, and much more. Suitable for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.
TryEngineering aims to empower educators to foster the next generation of technology innovators. Check out their collection of K-12 lesson plans, teacher resources, games, and information for students on how to become an engineer.
“Building Big,” a five-part PBS mini-series and website from WGBH Boston, explores large structures and what it takes to build them. Learn the basics of constructing a dome, or find out how why a bridge might make you seasick! Appropriate for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.
Online companion to the award-winning PBS show of the same name. Geared towards children in upper elementary and middle school, this site features lots of wonderful activities, games, building and design challenges for kids, as well as lesson plans and resources for parents and educators.
Design Squad Global’s YouTube channel. You’ll find some amazing tutorials and short clips on engineering concepts that relate to architecture and design. Most of the content is aimed at middle school students, though some of the activities could work with older or younger children. Definitely worth checking out!