Instructables: exploring - video - education - rubberband - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:44:49 PDT BLOX v1.01 Propeller-Powered Zipline Racers http://www.instructables.com/id/Propeller-Powered-Zipline-Racers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/1C9X/H401VGK5/FVB1C9XH401VGK5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/1C9X/H401VGK5/FVB1C9XH401VGK5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/1C9X/H401VGK5/FVB1C9XH401VGK5.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Materials Craft sticks, Paperclips, Propellers, Cardstock, Long rubberbands, Masking tape, Hot glue, Kite string, and scissors. Learning Objective Elementary school-aged students explore ideas like thrust, potential energy, and drag as they build and test propeller-powered zipline racers....
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 14:37:37 PDT
Teach Engineering: Slingshot Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Teach-Engineering-Slingshot-Rockets/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/81PD/H1ENC2VD/FMN81PDH1ENC2VD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/81PD/H1ENC2VD/FMN81PDH1ENC2VD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/81PD/H1ENC2VD/FMN81PDH1ENC2VD.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance EDIT: Long rubber bands or two short rubber bands tied together work much better than one short rubber band. Lesson Plan: Grade range: 1-5 Prep: 2/5 Setup: 1/5 Cleanup: 1/5 Prep: Bend paperclips, set up a firing range if confined indoors Setup: Set up glue guns Start-of-class lecture Demons...
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Thu, 2 Feb 2012 19:01:06 PST
Teach Engineering: Rubberband Helicopters http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Rubberband-Powered-Helicopter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/VDMT/H0FLNJNS/FJZVDMTH0FLNJNS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/VDMT/H0FLNJNS/FJZVDMTH0FLNJNS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/VDMT/H0FLNJNS/FJZVDMTH0FLNJNS.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance The rubberband-powered helicopter is a favorite of my students because of the ease of construction and the exciting end product.  Students will investigate the ideas of lift, drag, and stored energy as they each build their own helicopter. Furthermore, students will learn how the aforementioned ide...
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