For Engineers Week 2020, we called for teachers across the nation to gather questions from their curious students about engineering. We received questions that covered both engineering and science topics. So instead of limiting ourselves to just the original topic, we've decided to keep going! Check out responses below from scientists and engineers at NIST. And if your child has a question, riley.wilson [at] nist.gov (ask it).
Kids ask NIST: What's the best way to build a tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows?
Kids Ask NIST: If the atmosphere weighs 5.5 quadrillion tons, why doesn’t it crush me?
Kids ask NIST: Could it be possible to power cities with quantum energy?
Kids ask NIST: How fast does a ceiling fan have to go to create a tornado in a bedroom?
Kids ask NIST about a career in engineering (with Tania Ullah)
KiDs ask NIST about a career in engineering (with Dustin Poppendieck)