Engineered Sports

After reading to learn about golf ball aerodynamics, eager engineers put their minds together to apply their new knowledge to an aerospace design challenge. Additionally, they work in teams to predict and test the bounce heights of different balls, then share their results with the class. Each activity is followed by reflection questions to further develop the thought processes.

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Pros
  • Brings real-world engineering challenges into the classroom
  • Clear directions for both teacher and learners
Cons
  • Although it may address some standards in the lower grades, the vocabulary, readings, and concepts are too advanced for most elementary schoolers