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Science & Nature

Create Your Own Propeller-Powered Car! : STEM Activity for Young Engineers

Parents, in this STEM lesson students will complete an engineering activity - to build a propeller car. Once they complete the activity they will learn about circuits & the science principles of position and displacement with their design.
Mr. Chris
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Completed by 3 learners
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55 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

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Students will learn about the straight line motion principles of position & displacement
 1. Why position is important 
 2. How position and displacement are closely connected. 
 3. How negative and positive numbers are used to understand direction and displacement of objects moving in a straight line
 4. How a simple DC circuit works
 5. How to design, build, test & measure, retry. As they improve their initial design
I am an electronic test system design engineer with 15 years working experience as a STEM professional. I really enjoy teaching STEM and passing on the passion of STEM to the next generation.
- tiny breadboard ($4) - dc toy/hobby motor with leads for attaching to a breadboard ($1.95) - breadboard friendly spdt slide switch ($0.95) - 3-bladed trifoil propeller fan for dc motor ($0.75) - 2x2 AA Battery Holder with Premium Jumper Header Wires (2.95) - 2 AA batteries - 2 pieces of cardboard - 2 plastic straws - 4 bottle caps for wheels - 2 skewer sticks most of these resources are found on the adafruit ( website where small single piece quantities can be purchased
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parents should be prepared to help their student build their propeller cars. Some students will choose to use a hot glue gun or to solder small electrical connections to their battery
Students can find the supplies for this STEM project in the learner supply list

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Mr. Chris
Lives in the United States
Teaching math & science with engineering & technology
1 total review
3 completed classes

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I've been working with students for years teaching them how things operate in the world around them. I enjoy teaching students how things work and interact!

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