Do you think you have what it takes to be the NEXT top builder?! Design Squad Nation is looking for the next Top Builder! Design Squad Nation is a PBS reality television series that is geared towards getting kids excited about engineering and to inspire viewers to take on their own hands-on engineering activities. The high-drama reality and high energy show is led by two professional engineers, Judy and Adam, who have both worked with kids around the world to make their wishes come true through engineering. Check out the Design Squad Nation website here to watch videos and play games.
The Top Builder : Rubber Band Power Challenge is looking for the next top builder/engineer, who can create a project or design something that is powered by rubber bands; that will launch something, power something, or make something move. Keep in mind that the project must include rubber bands but you are not limited to the kinds of materials that can be used in this challenge, so feel free to be as creative as possible! To get started on your project you can check out these really cool rubber band activities here for inspiration. Also, check out this video to watch Deysi make her own rubber- band power vehicle, and to sign up for the challenge. To enter the Rubber Band Power Challenge you will need to sign into your account or create an account with PBS KIDS . After you log in to your account you will need to submit a photo of your design (Please don’t include yourself in the photo—designs only!) on or before May, 1, 2014. The builder with the most votes will earn a very special sticker they can use on the Design Squad website.