High School

Pre Robo-Tagger

This challenge has the students make 45 and 90 degree angles which is necessary in creating numbers and letters.

Pre Robo-Tagger

This challenge has the students make 45 and 90 degree angles which is necessary in creating numbers and letters.

Pre Robo-Tagger

This challenge has the students make 45 and 90 degree angles which is necessary in creating numbers and letters.

Geared for Speed Lab

This is an activity to review the gearing ideas learned earlier in the course and to push the students to think how they want their dragster to perform; acceleration vs. speed.

Tower Build

This is a supplemental activity to give students more practice with building structurally sound designs. My class had tower heights ranging from 15-20cm and supported weights of up to 30 pounds.

Straight Line Challenge

This is an activity to help students create/design vehicles to run in a straight line before they start work on the dragster. 

Virtual Circuit Web Site

This web site allows students to create virtual circuits which include a battery (power source), conducting path (wires) switches (mechanical switch) and loads (lamp bulb).  They may also use resistors and meters to explore parallel and series circuits.  Thanks to Jana Dean (Jefferson MS, Olympia, WA) for finding this site.

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