May 4, 2018

Our little engineers tackled the next engineering challenge: to build a toy car. From putting together cardboard wheels, attaching them to the bbq sticks and straws, to designing the look and feel of the car using recyclable materials, students engaged in the creative process of iterating prototypes and teamwork.

We brought a kids’ bike to the classroom to look closely at the way forces are applied and distributed when riding a bicycle.

Watch: Stanford’s Tadashi Tokieda explaining angular momentum.

Visit: Lawrence Hall of Science’s Design Quest exhibit.

Visit: Bay Area Discovery Museum’s From Here to There exhibit.

Read: Why Engineering in elementary schools? by Boston’s Museum of Science.

 

Science Fridays: Cars and Bikes