Design Challenge: Building a Bridge
This activity is a great introduction to design thinking because it will capture your child’s interest in a way that is fun and empowering. The challenge is to design a bridge that is made of marshmallows and toothpicks. The bridge must be able to connect two tissue boxes that are spaced six inches apart.
We have included step-by-step guidelines of the design thinking framework. Your job is to help your child through the design thinking process by teaching them the importance of empathy, brainstorming, and prototyping. This activity is aligned to the following NGSS: K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3.