Category: STEM Sunday

2015-11-29

November 29th, 2015 By Calla

Problem 4 – Stack Attack! You do not need to be an engineer to solve this long term problem. Building balsa wood towers is not hard or complicated. All you need are a few engineering principles and some ideas below. Let’s look at compression and tension, how triangles work in design and how they work in structure strength https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QheSSHUbPeE

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2015-11-22

November 22nd, 2015 By Calla

Problem 2 requires 3 technical fishing methods either existing or team created. Here’s a super catch of a website for kids to learn the various types of fishing methods. www.kidsafeseafood.org/fishing-method/

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2015-11-15

November 15th, 2015 By Calla

Vehicles move under a variety of propulsion systems. Here is an activity to teach kids didn’t ways that vehicles travel. https://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=collection/ucd_/activities/ucd_sailcars/ucd_sailcars_activity1.xml

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2015-11-08

November 8th, 2015 By Calla

Check out this fun and simple activity to teach basic principles of building structures with Tall Tower Challenge
http://tryengineering.org/lessons/tower.pdf

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2015-11-01

November 1st, 2015 By Calla

Here is an easy, but cool activity to teach kids about one of the simple machines – pulleys. All you need is something heavy to lift for the age group, a rolling pin and some rope. http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/12676/simple-machines-pulley

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2015-10-25

November 1st, 2015 By Calla

Here is a link to a cool activity to teach kids about gravity! After your team has experienced success with marbles, try using golf balls, tennis balls, etc. Change out some of the materials, add materials, etc. http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/ballsandramp.html

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