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In this engineering design challenge, patrons use simple materials and the engineering design challenge to build paddle boats!

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Hints for uses in your library Remind patrons to utilize the engineering design process. Failure is OK!
Related Links Rubber Band Power
How to Make a Rubber Band Paddle Boat
Originating Source PBS Design Squad
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These children’s books all deal with various themes involved in engineering such as the engineering design process, specific projects such as building bridges or houses, and perseverance through failure.

• Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
• Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
• Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
• This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave Eggers
• Cross a Bridge by Ryan Ann Hunter
• What To Do With an Idea? By Kobi Yamada
• Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
• Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
• The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
• The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
• How a House is Built by Gail Gibbons

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Paddle Power

Paddle Power

In this engineering design challenge, patrons use simple materials and the engineering design challenge to build paddle boats!