I wrote an article for the Technology Teacher which should be out about now, although they don’t have online access. The article was about Design Squad, an excellent PBS show aimed at the 9 yrs old and above crowd and is reality show where teams compete by building things. Yes, it teaches engineering and science while being fun to watch. Their website also has lots of cool project sheets to download. After Austin expressed interest in a catapult, I got a Dixie cup, paint stirrer and a wooden block and we shot plastic balls into the air with it. And now he knows what a fulcrum is. (Or he did, for a moment.)
Check out the site, and if anyone gets Technology Teacher at their school and wants to comment on the article, please do!