Engineering Challenges for Kids in Lockdown

As school gates remain closed, designers and engineers at Dyson have devised 44 STEM challenges to keep children occupied at home.

Designers working with the James Dyson Foundation have devised a series of science and engineering tasks they say can help keep kids entertained during lockdown.

The initiative, which is made up of 44 Challenge Cards, aims to provide young people with ample stimulation as families adjust to spending more time at home because of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shut down of schools.

Challenges put forward by Dyson’s designers include making a marble run, building a periscope and designing a bridge made of spaghetti. The 44 tasks have been split into two groups: those focusing on science and those focusing on engineering.

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