This Valentine's day challenges your students to make a bow and arrow using very small and inexpensive items. Students are able to learn about thrust, drag, lift, weight, and tension through this unit. Students go through the engineering design process in this week-long unit. How this unit looks from a glance:
Day 1 Define The Problem-
Students work on the define the problem worksheet in their groups and build an understanding of vocabulary by doing the vocabulary sheet.
Day 2 Plan a Solution
Students build blueprints for their prototype. Giving reasoning as to why they are wanting to build it a certain way.
Day 3 Build a model
Students build what they have drawn. After they predict on the testing worksheet.
Day 4 testing
Students gather data on the testing worksheet and begin to see what works and what doesn't work about their prototype and why.
Day 5 Reflect and redesign
Students reflect on testing and talk to one another about what they want to change and why. They then retest on the final day.
How to implement:
Great for Science
Great for a fun educational Valentine's day party.
Great for students who are new to STEM.
Great for students to show they can apply knowledge.
HAVE FUN and build ON!!!!
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