Rock Steady: Designing a Sensor

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Bridge young mathematicians' knowledge of engineering and design. Pupils use two desks and a plastic sheet to simulate a bridge. After learning about energy transformations, they use available materials to design a sensor that detects vibrations in the bridge.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a geologist or environmental engineer to give a presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of the STEM SLED Design series of activities
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  • Includes an explanation of a real-world example
  • Provides a student handout

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