Exploring Chain Reactions

Lesson: Two 60 minute sessions; Activity: 30 minute

Grade Levels: 2-12

Explore stored energy and energy transfer while building a series of chain reactions.

Grade Levels: 2-12

Duration: Lesson: Two 60 minute sessions; Activity: 30 minute

Concepts/Skills: Simple machines, energy transfer, potential and kinetic energy, cause and effect

Objectives:

  • Design and test a wind-powered device.
  • Consider how characteristics of a payload may affect the design of their device.
  • Use observations from their tests to compare solutions and iterate on their designs.