Using Lego Robotics in a Science Fair Project
Students construct a controlled experiment using Lego vehicles. They create a standard vehicle, test the vehicle on different surfaces, and calculate the average results.
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Simple Machines Design Project
Make your work as a teacher a little easier with a physical science project on simple machines. After introducing young scientists to these devices and identifying their different uses around the school, this project engages children in...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Olympic Movement and Robotic Design
Here is a high-interest topic to inspire your engineering class: robots that can learn. These particular machines imitate the motion of athletes headed for the Olympic Winter Games. Hear from a professor of dynamics, systems, and control...
5 mins 7th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Phi: The Golden Ratio
Fe, phi, fo, fum. This activity leads pairs to find the ratio of consecutive terms of the Fibonacci sequence. The pairs find that the Fibonacci sequence can be found in many places. A discussion with the class shows that the ratios found...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Alpine Skiing and Vibration Damping
Alpine skiers have engineers looking out for their safety and for their performance. Physics and materials engineers consider how to dampen the vibrations that can be caused by bumps in the snow, vibrations that can cause the athletes to...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable