FLINN'S STEM DESIGN CHALLENGE™ KITS
A. Marble Down
Students practice the engineering design process, then apply the
concepts to build a marble maze with the longest run time.
Students optimize variables like height, arm length, counterweight
and release angle to breach a target with a trebuchet.
Students investigate how release height and mass distance of
travel a straight track to then create a thrilling yet safe ride.
Create a Mobile
Students explore the law of levers by balancing washers on ruler
ends then work to design a three-tiered mobile.
Build a Water Wheel
Students build an eight-bucket water wheel, test it then brainstorm
to make improvements to generate the most power.
Investigate a Twirling Toy
Students observe three spinning toy models then choose a variable
to test before optimizing a model to meet a challenge.
Teams design a new toy paper airplane for FlinnToy with optimal
performance within a set design budget.
Students design, construct and crash vehicles, using engineering
and physics to protect its precious cargo (an egg).
Make a Wire Maze Game
Students design and create a wire maze game utilizing open and
closed circuits with design criteria and constraints.
Introducing STEM Through Electricity
Students study then apply their knowledge about series and parallel
circuits to wire a duplex outlet with two lamps of varying function.
Generating Electricity with Wind
Students learn how to build a rotor and blade assembly, test it with
a multimeter and brainstorm to improve the design.
Cooking with Solar Energy
Students make a basic box solar oven, investigate its highest temperature
then make improvements to increase efficiency.
Solar Powered Cars
Students build model cars powered by the Sun, investigate variables
on performance and optimize the fastest moving car.
Students explore ethanol, determine the most productive source
and implement a method to collect and quantify CO2.
Oil Spill Containment
Students explore oil spill containment and remediation then design
a method to contain oil and minimize contamination.
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