Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Keeping an Egg Safe....Designing a Vehicle Restraint System

6th grade Students are starting their first PLTW Engineering module. For the next 2 weeks they will be exploring energy transfer and conversion.  The students begin by assembling a pendulum and vehicle utilizing the VEX IQ system and iPads in order to demonstrate the differences between potential and kinetic energy. Next the students will describe the relationship between speed and energy by building a ramp and testing vehicle collisions. Eventually the students will solve a problem by designing a restraint system for an egg in their VEX IQ vehicle. 

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