Energy Madness

Grade Levels: 4-8 | Duration: Six 50-minute sessions

Design a machine that can deliver a remote control to an immobile friend.
Resources

Lesson Plan PDF

 

Grade Levels: 4-8

Duration: Six 50-minute sessions

Objectives: Students will:

  • Use their knowledge of energy transfer to complete a design challenge with given criteria and constraints.
  • Compare and evaluate solutions based on how well they meet the criteria and constraints.
  • Iterate design solutions based on their observations of failure points and combine the best characteristics from multiple machines into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
  • Describe how elements of the design process were used to achieve an optimal design solution.