Gold Medal STEM – Tuesday: Mechanical Swimmer: Materials Analysis

Gold Medal STEM – Tuesday: Mechanical Swimmer: Materials Analysis

Our Olympic engineers were able to analyze the necessary materials for a mechanical swimmer. Bags of materials were categorized by their characteristics and functions. Once they had an understanding of the parts, our students created poster diagrams to display their ideas about the best use of the materials. Everyone shared their analyses to the class by doing a gallery walk.

Ask your student:

What are some material categories? (Adhesives, platforms, buoyancy, support, measurement)

Which materials might have more than one application? How could they also be used?