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This is a simple simulator in which pupils can investigate the effectiveness of a ski jacket. Pupils can alter various parameters and see what the effects are. The simulator also brings into view the competing design parameters - lots of insulation will keep the skier warmer - but may well restrict movement....
Here are all the slides from the workshop at the STEM Primary Conference on June 29.
Many thanks to those who came along. Please use as you wish.
A litte oral / visual activity that may be done whole class, small groups or individuals.
Based on familiar ideas - but used differently - children can be helped to see and articulate generalised situations.
Totally meeting the N.C. aims, this activity offers a problem which develops...
A team working introductory design and technology activity for secondary students aged 11-16 working in small teams. The activity takes between 60-90 minutes to complete.
Activity Theme: Parachutes
STEM Links: Forces, Resistance, Design, Structural Aerodynamics,...