Design Squad Nation

At Smarten Up we are big on the DIY ethos.  We complete and problem-solve projects on a daily basis, and we always encourage our students to do the same.  But, hands-on thinking can be a bit intimidating, and thinking outside the box is often frustrating, which is why we were so happy to discover PBS's Design Squad Nation.


Design Squad Nation is all about bringing creative ideas to life.  With videos, games, and project ideas, this site has everything you need to plant the seeds for some engineering inspiration.  Plus, the site also includes a forum for kids to take part in and share solutions to all sorts of problem-solving challenges and daily annoyances.  The school year is just beginning, and now is the perfect time to get your child excited about applying their knowledge in order to create unique and exciting expressions of everyday curiosity!