Lunchtime Design Challenges

This December we are kicking off a series of lunchtime design challenges for students in grades 1 through 5. Please encourage your students to join us in the Design Lab during lunch recess for any of these design challenges. 

Introduction Meeting: Interested students need to attend an introduction during lunch recess on either Mon., Nov. 20 or Tues. Nov. 21 to learn about each challenge and to sign up. Also, we need to ensure we have the correct amount of materials for all interested students for each challenge. Questions? Please contact Mr. Hansen

Week of Nov. 27 - Dec. 1
Challenge: Robo Arm
Description: Design and build a Robo Arm that you can use to lift a cup off a table. Halloween may be over, but you can still make some spooky animatronic zombie limbs!
Level: Medium
 
Week of Dec. 4-7
Challenge: Air Cannon
Description: Pop a pom-pom up to the ceiling or across the room. Ever seen the t-shirt cannon at the Warriors game? Now you can make your own!
Level: Easy
 
Week of Dec. 11- 15
Challenge: On Target
Description: Modify a paper cut so it can zip down a line and drop a marble onto a target. Precision, mission impossible zip maneuvers....
Level: Hard
 
Week of Dec. 18 - 20
Challenge: Seismic Shake-up
Description: Design a structure that can survive an earthquake. Sure, we may live near the San Andreas fault, but your designs will be rock solid!
Level: Medium
 
 

Challenge

Robo Arm

Air Cannon

On Target

Seismic Shake-up

Description

Design and build a Robo Arm that you can use to lift a cup off a table

Pop a pom-pom up to the ceiling or across the room

Modify a paper cut so it can zip down a line and drop a marble onto a target

Design a structure that can survive an earthquake

Level

Medium

Easy

Hard

Medium

Week

November 27-Dec 1

December 4-7

December 11-15

December 18-20