Module 1: Structure and Function: Exploring Design
Students learn that function dictates the structure of an object. They build a beanstalk that Jack can climb and one that can hold the "golden egg". Students are randomly given 'bricks', 'wood' or 'straw' to build a house that is strong enough to withstand the force of the Big Bad Wolf's huff and puff. They are also exposed to the design process that engineers go through by designing their own paintbrush.
Beanstalks that can hold the 'Golden Egg'.
Houses for the Three Little Pigs.
Paintings with custom designed Paintbrushes.
Module 2: Structure and Function: Pushes and Pulls
Students observe the way pushes and pulls affect the motion of an object through a variety of hands on activities. They are exposed to advanced science concepts such as gravity, friction, inertia and Newton's Laws of motion in an age appropriate and fun way. Students use the engineering design process to build a model that can move a heavy object up a ramp.
Exploring the forces of motion while investigating gravity, friction and collisions.