3 years & up. The Civil Engineer STEM kit offers hands-on learning experiences that encourage children to build, analyze, and revise multiple engineering projects and ideas. Bridge and building blueprints as well as fundamental materials are included that will encourage children to evaluate the efficiency of different building materials, create new concepts, and plan effective designs. Additional projects are suggested on the challenge cards as well as extended ideas, tips, and discussion topics on the literacy cards. Additional features are an engineering book and two song downloads.
Civil Engineers work on the infrastructure of cities. A Civil Engineer may design, build, and maintain public works and different buildings throughout a city. Public works include transportation, water treatment, government buildings, public facilities like airports and train stations, and other large scale building projects that benefit the public and community.
Civil engineering is one of the oldest jobs. Thousands of years ago, people began to create things to make life easier. They put a log over a creek, creating a bridge to cross. They put a roof on a house to keep out the rain. From the ancient pyramids built thousands of years ago to roads and tunnels that go underwater, Civil Engineers help improve our lives.
When Civil Engineers study and research projects, they look for the best materials and the best way to build. Then they help implement the construction.
[Warning: Choking Hazard - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.]
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*Note: Kit components may change occasionally due to availability. We will substitute developmentally appropriate items for the purpose for which they were intended.