Power Up! – Game Day STEM

Power Up! – Game Day STEM

In their second day of working on their mechanical swimmers, our engineers added a motor! Swimming requires a series of complex movements in order for the swimmer to travel through the water. In this case, the motorized system will consist of a metal wire attached to a pulley powered by a mini-motor. A metal wire will rotate creating a propulsion mechanism that moves the swimmer’s body through the water. The students will finish building the “arms” of their swimmers later this week.

Ask your camper: What are some of the physical characteristics the mechanical swimmer should have in order for it to move through the water?

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