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Uploaded on Mar 21, 2011

Create Your Own Super-Sized Design Squad Activity

Imagine using duct tape, paint stirrers, spools, and paper cups to launch a Ping-Pong ball in the sky. Now imagine building it BIG using two by fours, planks, surgical tubing, and foam to launch a basketball.

Design Squad Nation invites teams of kids, their teachers, parents, grandparents, neighbors, and friends to enlarge Design Squad's hands-on activities, make a video, and enter the Build Big Contest. The winning team may have their creation featured on the Design Squad Nation website: http://www.pbskidsgo.org/designsquadn... and will receive a FlipĀ® video camera (approximate retail value of $149.99) to help document future builds and have the chance to speak with Design Squad Nation co-hosts Judy Lee and Adam Vollmer via video chat.

The rules of the Build Big Contest are simple. Form a team of at least two people (someone over the age of 18 needs to be the team leader), choose an activity from the Design Squad Nation website, build a "big" version of the activity, and create a short video (no more than five minutes) of your "big" version of the activity. The team leader will upload the video to YouTube and fill out a submission form on the Build Big Contest page: http://pbskids.org/designsquad/contes... . Each submission will be judged based on its compatibility with the Contest theme, its originality and uniqueness of approach and the execution of your "big" version of the activity. Visit the Build Big Contest page for complete contest rules and information: http://pbskids.org/designsquad/contes... . Entries will be accepted between March 21, 2011 at 12PM EST and August 1, 2011 at 12:00PM EST. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

"Whether you take the Watercraft activity (and instead of straws and plastic wrap you use PVC pipe to build a BIG boat), or the zip line activity (and rather than carrying a Ping PongĀ® ball, you transport a life-sized stuffed animal), use your creativity and show us what you can do," says co-host of Design Squad Nation Judy Lee. "We can't wait to see what the teams come up with," adds co-host Adam Vollmer.

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