This experience enables students to engage in an open inquiry where process skills and higher order thinking are needed to complete the challenge. Students work cooperatively to design a small, table-top hovercraft that behaves in the same manner as its real-world counterpart. Students work in teams of two.
This pack includes enough materials for 50 students working in teams of two:
- Hovercraft Supplies: Balloons, Cds, pop tops, and tape
- Inquiry Supplies: foil, saran wrap, chenille stems, yarn, paperclips, straws, and rubber bands
- Teacher Guide
Based on activity from Teaching Engineering Made Easy.
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