Top Engineering Projects for Middle School 

These projects not only allow you to apply your knowledge of science and math but also encourage you to think critically, work in teams, and learn from trial and error.

Straw Towers

Challenge students to design and build tall structures using only drinking straws and tape.


Have students construct simple catapults using craft sticks, rubber bands, and a spoon.

Paper Bridges

Ask students to build bridges using only sheets of paper and tape.

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Balloon-powered Cars

Encourage students to design and build cars powered by balloons.

Water Filtration

Have students create a water filtration system using everyday materials like sand, gravel, and activated charcoal.

Wind Turbine

Challenge students to build a small wind turbine using materials like popsicle sticks, paper cups, and a small DC motor.

Robotic Arm

Introduce students to simple robotics by having them construct a robotic arm using cardboard, syringes, and string.

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