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Engineering Explorer Post
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Documents for the Engineering Post (2015-16)
We have documents here in case you miss a meeting - so you can try the project at home!
Design Night 4 - Kinetic Roller Coaster
Cancelled due to weather.
Design Night 3 - Lego Drop
Put all those years of playing with Legos to use by designing a Lego structure to house and protect a payload in this activity. Students will be given a handful of Lego bricks and will need to encapsulate or protect their payload (a light bulb) from a vertical drop of about 12 feet. Their Lego structure must protect the light bulb such that it does not shatter AND still functions after the drop.
Design Night 2 - Foam Rockets
Use duct tape, rubber bands, paper fins and foam insulation to create your own rocket! This design night focuses on the ballistic trajectories and how our defense industry uses this principle in a real-word application via missile defense. Students will get to practice using their foam rockets on some target “planets” before teaming up and trying a rocket-to-rocket intercept experiment.
Design Night 1 - Catapults
This design night focuses mainly on mechanical engineering principles. In this design night, you will build a small-scale catapult using the provided supplies. You will use this catapult in a challenge at the end of the evening and be scored based on how accurate and precise your catapult launching was.