Toy Design Workshop Activity Documents

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 

Out of the Classroom Version Document

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.

Build Guide - PDF
Build Guide - Editable Word Document

In the Classroom 

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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.

Build Guide - PDF
Build Guide - Editable Word Document



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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




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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. 

Engineering Challenge - PDF
Engineering Challenge - Editable Word Document



Electromagnet For Fun Build Guide

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.

Simple Engineering Notebook - PDF
Engineering Notebook - PDF



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-PS23-PS2  
Structure, Function, and Information Processing - 1-LS1

Engineering Design - K-2-ETS1 ,  3-5-ETS1 

Common Core Math Standards
Measurement & Data - KindergartenGrade 1 ,  Grade 2 ,  Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5

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