Students at Kershaw Intermediate are STEMing along again, this time in Mr. Draney’s class.
Students were tasked with creating rubber-band cars, and worked to store up enough energy to have the car roll to an exact sweet spot. Students explored the process of creating the cars, in addition to being able to tune the winding of the rubber band to provide just the right amount of energy to land in the “sweet spot”.
After that portion of the projects was ended, the students had a race to see which car was the fastest–without any regard to the safety of the theoretical passenger inside.
(No actual passengers were inside.)
All-in-all, the students unlocked their own potential to find the necessary potential energy for their cars to succeed!