On Thursday and Friday, CCE students became engineers! First, we introduced the engineering design process to students. Then, 1st and 2nd graders experimented with building hoop glider airplanes to create a design that would make their hoop gilder go the greatest distance. 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders were challenged to build a water balloon launcher that would send a water balloon flying the farthest. They were given a limited amount of time and could only use the materials given to them: masking tape, wire, rubber bands, paper plates, paper clips, string, and wooden sticks.
To introduce the engineering design process to students, we used this presentation:
You can find more information on hoop gliders and how to make them here.
We had so much fun doing this, and are looking forward to more engineering activities next year!