Engineering Design: Design a Toy

Child engineer

Engineering Design – Can you design a toy that uses all three states of matter (solid, liquid and gas)?

Engineering Design Read Aloud Books:

ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires


  • These are some examples of each state of matter that you can use for your toy:
– Cardboard or paper
– Strings of any type
– Paper clips or other fasteners
– Any other materials,
such as items you’ll find in your recycling bin
– Water (inside a balloon)
– Other liquids inside of a sealed container
(such as a glitter sensory bottle)
– GluePaint
– Balloon (blown up)
– Bubble wrap
– Ball
– Any porous object
  • Paper to make a plan
  • Pencil

What to do:

  • Follow the Engineering Design steps to plan, test and revise your toy
  • Take a picture of your “Three States of Matter Toy” and share it with your teacher!

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