Creating Solutions

Students’ creativity and ability to execute a plan is put to the test. This unit presents students with three open-ended problems and they must design, construct, and test their solutions while keeping in mind Newton’s three laws. The problems include creating a speedboat to propel across water, a Newton scooter to move across land, and a tower composed of straws and paperclips that will hold weight while withstanding earthquakes.

Time: 4-8 Hours