Grab a construction hat and vest and tap into the creative side with the hands-on, minds-on challenges of design, engineering and construction.
What is Constructioneering? It’s a word we made up by mashing together “construction” and “engineering.” It’s the process for bringing a building to reality! Just like the Pantheon, Great Sphinx, Taj Mahal, or even Houston’s Astrodome, several people dreamed up Children’s Museum Houston, and then made it happen. Constructioneering is about tapping into your creative side while using design tools, like equations and technology, to dream, imagine, problem-solve, innovate, design and build for a purpose.
Constructioneering encourages kids to practice science and math skills while exploring an exhibit filled with hands-on experiments and demonstrations like building geodesic domes, calculating breaker box ratings, and using 3D CAD design. Some science topics include properties of matter, force, electricity, and earthquakes. Merged with them are mathematical topics focused on geometry, measurement, operations and algebraic reasoning.
“We really loved the block puzzles! The red ones were very challenging, but we had fun solving them as a family.”
In architecture “Design for Intention" means making a design to match a building’s use. How would you design different businesses? There are lots of ways to design using everything from Legos to iPads!
Engineering is key in understanding how and why things work the way they do! Can you engineer an earthquake-proof building or figure out how to build our 3D tangram puzzles?
You can build with everything from Legos and blocks to the Rig-ama-jig system that uses bolts and beams. Your imagination is your limitation!
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