Idea List

We encourage students to be creative in designing their unique projects, but it can be difficult to start with a blank piece of paper. Here are some general project ideas that tend to be successful.

  • build a marble maze that keeps a marble in motion for 10 seconds or more
  • build a model dream home with at least two energy-saving features
  • design a controlled chain reaction
  • make something with 3 or more levers (or pulleys, inclined planes, wheels, wedges, etc.)
  • make a game with a button that lights up
  • design a toy that relies on magnets to move
  • invent a new kind of musical instrument