Best Engineering Games, Apps, and Websites for Kids

Budding gearheads can take their tinkering to the next level with this selection of products that are all about making things work.

Browse Best Engineering Games, Apps, and Websites for Kids

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Angry Birds maker follows up with clever brainteaser.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Loads of super educational games and activities.
URL: http://www.pbskids.org/go
(2007)
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Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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Spark big interest in tiny things on this super science app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Fun motion controls improve an already great creative game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
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Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
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Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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LEARNING
Clever physics game can be tricky on small screens.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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LEARNING
Route trains to correct stations in this innovative stumper.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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LEARNING
Great physics puzzler works well with touch interface.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Nook HD, Apps for Windows
(2010)
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Brilliant physics-based puzzler turns player into engineer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2008)
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LEARNING
Maker community celebrates skill building and creativity.
URL: http://www.diy.org
(2013)
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Kids learn, share, and build skills on excellent social app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Excellent physics puzzler emphasizes engineering practices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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LEARNING
Fun puzzler with programming skills; some crude humor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Challenging puzzler teaches kids to think like programmers.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Grand adventure teaches you to design your own games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
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Inventive and enjoyable spatial puzzler with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Superb physics puzzler challenges kids, inspires creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Tough engineering logic puzzler is mysterious and creepy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)