Sunday, May 21, 2017

Eggs, Trains, and Engineering [Video]

This story from the May 14th episode of Classroom Close-up is one of my favorites from the current season. While the Egg Drop is definitely a science class classic, this is the first time I've seen it done with simulated magnetic levitation train collisions.

Students at Kenneth R. Olsen Middle School in Tabernacle are learning how math and science are used during problem-based learning projects. Using the engineering design process, students work in teams to design and build prototype maglev train cars and put them through a simulated crash test. Working collaboratively to find solutions, students learn skills that will last a lifetime.