The first class was engineering. The students had 3 challenges to complete. First they had to build out of paper a structure that could support weight. The structure that supported the most won the contest.
|MarioFan remember his work on Bridge engineering and suggested the make a column and fill with rolled up paper for strength|
|MarioFan's team won as their paper structure supported 9 boxes of candy dots.:). The second place team could support f4 boxes of candy|
The next contest was to build the tallest structure out of candy dum drops and marshmallows and it needed to remain upright for 30 seconds once the timer went off.
|Boys working together and it took a few minutes for them to realize that a triangle was the sturdiest building option. MarioFan did not remember this from our Bridge unit from a few years ago. Can't win them all:)|
|MarioFan's team won again by 1/2 inch they built a 13 /2 inch structure in ten minutes!|
|This challenged proved to be the hardest for the boys to work on. I also think there was too much parental involvement here as everyone tried to figured out what would work. (guilty as charge)|
|the final model design|
|the dropping of the egg|
|While the boys egg did not fall out of their structure like the others did, it still broke. So there were no winners for this contest:).|
|Many activities to show just how hard it is to program a computer to do exactly what you want.|
|Completing their scratch games.|
|Learning about the bread box in electronics|
|assembling the electronics|
|building a base for his robot car|
|testing to see if it works|
|MarioFan was pleased that his car was the second best in distance:) !|
We had a great day of learning and as usual the college kids did amazing classes and engaged the kids in all areas!