Family Friday: Structural Engineering

Family Friday is back with a series of activities about structural engineering!

 

As Kiddle defines it in their kids encyclopedia, “Structural engineering is a subset of civil engineering dealing with the design and analysis of buildings and large non-building structures to withstand both the gravity and wind loads as well as natural disasters.” Read the full entry here.

 

This page contains 19 great building activities for you to do with your kids, including marshmallow and gumdrop structures! And if you’re looking for something simple to do with items you already have at home, check out this activity from PBS to build a paper bridge.

 

If your kids love this activity, snap a photo of them with their structures, and tag us on Instagram at @draperadenassociates.