Motion and Design

Bar Code: 2214, 2265

Descprition: In Motion and Design, students explore the physics of motion and apply these concepts to technological design. Using plastic construction materials, weights, rubber bands, and propellers, studentsdesign and build vehicles. Students record their designs using technicaltwo-view and three-view drawings. They test how fast the vehicles moveand use their findings to redesign the vehicles to move more efficiently.Cost analysisis one of the students' design requirements. As studentsdesign their vehicles, they intuitively apply concepts such as frictionand kinetic and potential energy. They also explore the effect of gravityon motion. The unit concludes by challenging students to solve a designchallenge and to present their findings to the class.


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