Safe Landing (Student Instruction)

Safe Landing (Student Instruction)

Back to STEM Activities Safe Landing (Student Instruction)  Students devise ways to ensure that a cup with a ball inside it lands upright, without the ball falling out, when dropped from a height of at least 1 foot. Print Overview STEM careers Mechanical Grade level...
Safe Landing

Safe Landing

Back to STEM Activities Safe Landing  Students devise ways to ensure that a cup with a ball inside it lands upright, without the ball falling out, when dropped from a height of at least 1 foot. Print Overview STEM careers Mechanical Grade level 3-5 6-8 Topic Design...
Touch Down

Touch Down

Back to STEM Activities Touch Down Teams design, build, and test shock absorbers for a spacecraft lander to protect two marshmallow “astronauts”. They learn about the importance of shock dampening systems and about the Law of Conservation of Energy. Print...
Hoop Glider

Hoop Glider

Back to STEM Activities Hoop Glider By using paper hoops that act as wings, students discover how to make a straw glide through the air. They experiment with hoop size, placement, and other factors to see how far their glider can fly. Print Overview STEM careers...
Spaceship to Mars

Spaceship to Mars

Back to STEM Activities Spaceship to Mars The constraints of building for space travel become more clear as students design a model for a spaceship frame that can withstand weight and uses as few materials as possible. They learn about which geometric shapes are...