Activities & Lessons

Introduce kids to the fun and challenge of engineering with the help of ASCE’s extensive gallery of hands-on civil engineering activities. With over 100 easy-to-lead activities, organized by topic, grade level, setting* and special materials**, you will never be at a loss when it comes to introducing civil engineering concepts to kids!

Bridges Buildings and Towers
Dams Domes
Environment Miscellaneous Structures
Structural Challenges Transportation
Tunnels Works of Art
What makes ASCEville"Greenville?" Activities

*Setting: Indicates whether an activity is suitable for a school, afterschool, or community event. Activities considered appropriate for a large-scale community event are attention-grabbing but simple; use inexpensive materials; require minimal instruction, supervision, and cleanup; and can be modified to take place over a short period of time (about 15-20 minutes).

**Special Materials: Lists materials that may not be commonly found in a household, may be slightly expensive (i.e., more than a couple of dollars per student), or must be collected or ordered ahead of time. Quantities listed are "per group" (10 students) and/or "per team" (1, 2, or 3 students).

STEM Education Content Standards:
All activities are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and the
ITEEA Technological Standards of Literacy.
They also correlate with the Next Generation Science Standards.