for Club Activities
Wing Flyer: A Glider Challenge
By constructing model gliders
from foam egg cartons, students are introduced to the parts of an airplane and
learn how to balance for maximum flight performance.
Studying and making boomerangs
teaches students about four forces that affect an airplane’s flight: thrust,
gravity, drag and lift. Flying the boomerangs is motivating for students and
Crash Testing Challenge Aims to Save Egg/Driver
In this twist on the classic egg-drop activity, students modify a small crash test vehicle to protect its raw egg occupant. Project appeared in the November issue of Tech Directions. It has been reformatted for easy classroom use. Mini project, only
Testing in the Lab
find crash testing CO2 cars really exciting--and in the course of the activity
they learn a lot about the nature of force, mass, energy absorption, crumple
zones, passenger containment and automotive safety.
Challenge your students to
be survivors in a five-day classroom activity! Students research various materials
and methods to produce fire without the use of matches or other modern means,
then must create “fire” to keep their “society” alive
project, only $2.95.
Students study hydrofoils,
aerofoils and hovercrafts—vehicles designed to skim across bodies of water
while transporting people and things. Project culminates in students building
a tabletop hovercraft. Mini
project, only $2.95.
for the Technology Class
of the hottest new crazes, geocaching--a high-tech treasure hunt--uses GPS technology.
Used for a number of years in navigation and location finding, GPS has many
different applications. Introduce it to your students with these engaging projects.
Teaching Basic Statistics with Ballistics
Heads up! This technology
project increases math, science and technology correlations within the classroom
while giving students a fun way to collect and apply measurement data.
The Hot-Air Balloon
Students learn the basics
of lighter-than-air flight, then construct a simple, small hot-air balloon from
a plastic bag, thread, paper, and cardboard.
Materials Testing and Material Strength—‘Sweet’ Activity Teaches the Basics
Fun project uses Tootsie Rolls to teach the key concepts of materials testing and material strength.The activity appeared in the April 2014 issue of Tech Directions. It has been reformatted as an independent student project with ready-to-copy student instructions. It does not contain any additional information. Only $2.95!
over Wright Brothers! This project gives students background information on
the history of aviation that they use to then build and fly a small model glider.
Challenge—build a geodesic
dome large enough for a student to sit inside. Capture students’ interest
in this fascinating project that uses only newspaper, scissors, masking tape,
and dowel rods. Students will have fun and learn about physics topics, such
as strength-to-weight ratios, Euler’s Law of regular polyhedra, and much
Air/Water Rocketry—Build, Test and Learn!
The history of rocketry,
the functioning of liquid-fuel and pressurized-air rockets and Newton’s
laws are covered. Then, students and/or instructor build a launcher using wood
and PVC tubing and launch bottle rockets.
Solar Water Skimmer
Students attach a teacher-made
solar panel and motor system to a Styrofoam boat of their own design.
How Structure and Shape Affect Strength
Using only paper, tape and
glue, students construct several structures and shapes to examine how different
construction techniques affect an object’s strength. Then, using a teacher-built
“smasher,” the objects are put to the test.
Experiment: Investigating Construction Strength
Students experiment to determine
the strength of various kinds of joints, then design and test the strength of
bridges made from toothpicks.
uses inexpensive 2 x 4 lumber and is well suited for mass production.
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