In teams of four, students will create a miniature parade float powered by rubber bands with a theme of “Rainforests Around the World.” During the module, students will research components of rainforests which will influence the exterior float design. Additionally, each team will investigate elastic, potential, and kinetic energies, impact of wheel size on travel distance, and other key factors that are important to the float design. This kit contains enough materials for 10 students working in teams of four.
Materials in this kit include: foam board, dowel rods, CDs, rubber bands, straws, school glue, cardboard boxes, zip ties, nylon string, sponge brushes, and masking tape.
Students are part of a research development team that has been assigned to create a program used to unlock a safe that holds confidential documents. The safe will be programmed to unlock only when certain musical notes are played simultaneously.