1. K-State home
  2. »Olathe
  3. »K-12 Resources
  4. »Trick or Engineering

K-State Olathe

Trick or Engineering

When: October 29, 2013: 5-8 pm

Who: Kindergarten through 5th graders

Where: K-State Olathe

Registration is required to attend (space limited to 60)

This event is full - registration is closed.

We'll treat you to these fun & "tricky" engineering activities! 

Monster Bots - pre-registration is required for this activity

Love Disney’s Wall-E and Robots? Fascinated by Transformers? Check out Mini Bots to learn how to build a robot with basic household items. We will explore the engineering involved in robotics and experience the exhilaration of designing your very own robot.

Troll's Bridge Building

Ever wondered how bridges work? How can one structure support thousands of pounds every day? In this interactive activity, you have the opportunity to use provided supplies to design and build a bridge. Then you get to test how much weight it will hold. Will yours stand up to the test?

Haunted Lego Land - pre-registration is required for this activity

Are you a dreamer? A builder? Love to tinker and figure out how things work? For everyone who loves to create and discover, check out our mini-Lego League session led by K-State Engineering students. Start discovering the field of engineering today!

Casper's Creation Station

Calling all artists! Dive into various take home projects in this activity. Let your imagination soar as you design your dream home, complete with landscape and décor.  Love the Wildcats? Color a Willie the Wildcat to take home with you!

Batty Engineering Bingo

A5? E4? You will not be hearing the classic combination of letters and numbers in this reinvented game. Instead, learn neat facts about engineering, math, and science in a fun environment! Join us for the classic and now educational game of Bingo!

Costume Contest

What would Halloween be without costumes? Dress up in your favorite costume, and show it off! We will have prizes for three categories:

  1. Best Costume
  2. Best Engineering-related Costume
  3. Scariest Costume

“Witch’s Brew” of Water

Create your own “brew” of dirty water. Use food coloring, dirt, oil, food waste and other materials to dirty your water. Then challenge yourself to clean it up. Use materials provided to create your own filtration system and decide whether your “clean” water would be safe to drink. Start your water resource or environmental engineer career today!

JackBot Engineering Robot


Registration is required and space is limited to 60 participants.

Monster Bots and Haunted Lego Land activities require pre-registration due to space limitations. Registered participants will be able freely choose all other activities.

Registration will close October 23.

Download the flyer and descriptions for your classroom or to share with friends!