Creative Building Projects

 Assorted Applied Technology Projects   - Egyptian water clock, catapults, towers, 
bridges, boats, cars, ramps, burglar alarm, hoists, and lifts from Mr. Gray

Bridges - PBS "Build A Bridge" - learn about different types of bridges - interactive -

     Building Big - Bridge Design and Large Structures -  
     Super Bridge -
     How Bridges Work -
     ABCD Bridge Design Tips -
     Balsawood Bridge -
     Bridge Design Contest -

     BridgeBuilding Using Toothpicks
       YouTube video -
      Toothpick bridge designs -
      Tips for bridge designs -

     Bridge Construction -
     Suspension Bridge Construction -
     Background info -

     Pasta Bridges and Tower -


              Straw Bridges -


Roller Coasters - Internet interactive design a roller coaster -     
Amusement Park Physics - the theory behind the ride -   
The Ultimate Roller Coaster Contest -
               How Roller Coasters Work -
               Roller coaster applet -
               Design a Roller Coaster -
               Build A Roller Coaster Online - 

               Roller Coaster activities online -
               Make an online roller coaster -


Castles - Build a Medieval Castle -
      Disney Cinderella Castle -
          Castle Builder -
          Paper Castle -
          Miniature paper castle -
          Model castle -
          How To Build a Castle -

          Simple Cardboard Box Castle -

Catapults -  Plans for catapults with varying levels of difficulty -  
             Catapults -
             Discovery Education - catapults
             Easy Catapult -
             Popsicle Sticks -
             Historical Catapults -

             How Does a Catapult Work? plus links

               Catapults -
             Marshmallow/Grape Catapults -

             Desktop Catapult -

Egg Drop -

Houses - History -
          Japanese Houses -
          How to Build -
          Types -
          Earthquake-Proof Homes -
Paper Structures -
           Bridges -


           Various -

Pulley Systems - 

Sail Cars -
               Puff-Mobiles -

Solar CollectorsBuild a Solar Collector -
                   Sun Jars -
                   Cardboard and rubber tubing -
                   Pizza Box solar oven -   
                   Solar Dehydrator -
                   Solar Hot Dog Cooker -
                   Solar Hot Box -

                              Mini Solar Car - (requires small motor and solar cells)

Toothpick Projects -


Water Craft -  Buoyancy -

                 Wild Watercraft -


Wind Powered Machines - Alternative Energy -


           Simple Wind-powered projects -

           Wind Tunnels -

Lesson Plans for Teachers:

Amusement Parks and Playground Physics -

BBC DIY Make Your Catapult -

Design Challenge Projects

Egg Drop Competition Rules from MESA Day
   Another Egg Drop Contest -

Various lessons from Tufts Robolab @ CEEO

Roller Coaster Webquest
Roller Coaster Physics

Solar Heating Vocabulary and Lessons
  Solar Energy and You

So You Want to Build A Roller Coaster Webquest

Various projects from MESA -

Various projects from NC 4-H -

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This page was developed by Kathi Mitchell  
and was last updated March 29,


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