Type:

Other

Description:

In this design challenge, learners build a boat that paddles itself using a rubber band as its power source. Learners follow the design process to make a boat out of cups, design and build working paddles, use rubber bands to store and release energy, and figure out ways to attach their paddles to their boats. This is a great activity for lessons on engineering and potential/kinetic energy.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

NSDL,invention,design,Problem Solving,Troubleshooting and Maintenance,History/Policy/Law,boat,Potential and Kinetic Energy,Upper Elementary,Energy and Power,Work and Machines,paddleboat,kinetic energy,Informal Education,Invention and Innovation,Middle School,Elementary School,General science,Conducting Investigations,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926135332861T,Chemistry,Physics,Transportation Engineering,potential energy,Energy,Engineering,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,The Design Process,Physical science,Education,Technology

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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