Nerdy Derby Week
Posted on March 12, 2018
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Third graders have been tasked with designing and engineering miniature cars that they will race this upcoming Friday on a 50-foot race track. For the past week, the boys have been having fun learning and experimenting with Newton's three laws of motion to determine the best materials and designs to use for their cars, depending upon the specific race they have selected: Fastest Car, Slowest Car, or King of the Hill.
Sessions in this signature STEAM unit have included boys rolling cars down ramps and collecting data, graphing data and drawing conclusions, working with Mr. Kessler to practice putting wheels on car bodies, timing how long it takes for a washer to fall with and without a parachute, and weighing and measuring the craft materials that they are using to creatively build their cars.
All are so excited for the big day!