Dowels and Rubber Bands II
Participants will use the engineering design process to create structures made of 3’ dowel rods and rubber bands.Encourage guest to build a structure with dowel rods and rubber bands. The design is determined by the guests, as is the method for attaching dowel rods together. Facilitators may use prompts to direct the design process: i.e. can you build a structure within which you can stand?
Engineering and Invention: Structures
3’ dowel rods
Rubber bands (3 ½” x ¼” work well)
Engineering, Simple, open-ended, indoor activity, outdoor activity, open spaces, design, collaboration, Structures