Toy Design Workshop Activity Documents
Toy Design Workshop Activity Document Downloads
Make It Your Own: The documents for this activity are available in PDF and Microsoft Word format.
If you wish to edit a document, simply download the Microsoft Word format.
Out of the Classroom
This build guide has everything you need to construct an example Toy Design, along with your own designs through the Engineering Process. Perfect for libraries, boy and girl scouts, science fairs, kitchen table, maker's fairs and after school use.
Looking for something with a little more classroom clout?
Check out the "In the Classroom" section below for classroom-ready document downloads.
In the Classroom
Download the Toy Design Workshop Build Guide
This is a real engineering project. What does that mean? Students will get to design and build your own unique creation, rather than just following directions. This guide will help teach some of the basic concepts of how to make linkages, build the rolling frame, etc.
Download the Toy Design Workshop Lab
Tinkering is just the beginning. Learn about linkages, reciprocating motions, and how different connections can really make your toy design come alive.
Lab - PDF
Download the Engineering Challenge
What do you need to know about an engineering challenge? First… you are never done. Every design can be improved, so students should be working on improving their design until the very last available second.
Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook
Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook is designed to help students cycle thru the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. It is recommended that extra pages are printed and on-hand during activities.
Other useful resources:
TeacherGeek Quick Start Guide
Guide for using TeacherGeek products
Science & Math Standards
Next Generation Science Standards
Matter & Its Interactions - 2-PS1
Motion & Stability: Forces & Interactions - K-PS2 , 3-PS2
Structure, Function, and Information Processing - 1-LS1
Engineering Design - K-2-ETS1 , 3-5-ETS1