DESIGN SQUAD, a series aimed at 9 to 12-year-olds, borrows from the reality competition format and intends to get its viewers excited about engineering. Two teams of high school students (ages 16-19) design, build and test whimsical machines and innovative products --everything from a wireless light and dance show to an automatic pancake maker -- for real clients. Guided by two young engineer hosts, the teams are scored for their ability to think outside the box and meet (or surpass) the demands of the challenge at hand. In the final episode, the top two scorers battle for the grand prize: a $10,000 college scholarship.
How many steps does it take to power a fan? 02:37
Have you ever wanted to create a hat that makes bubbles? 05:03
Join Design Squad as we visit the Somerville Mini Maker Faire. 02:27
How can you stop your pet from running out the front door? 02:18
Dream it, build it, live it — at the White House! On April 22, 2013, DESIGN SQUAD hosts Nate and Deysi were special... 01:36
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Information For Teachers
- Grade Levels
- 6-8, 9-12
- Curricular Areas
- Science & Technology
- Series Length
- 57 episodes
- Average Episode Length
- 28 minutes
- Record Rights
- Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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