INERTIA & ENERGY CONVERSION :– Build an experimental platform that simulates a car that crashes on a wall.
Learning outcome:Newton’s laws can essentially describe all objects that are in motion. Learn the notion of inertia, realize that it can be observed everywhere in our daily life and understand that seatbelts keep us safe when traveling. List different form of energy and define how they energy can be converted from one form to the other.
Experiment Method Description: Build an experimental platform that simulates a car that crashes on a wall. Convert the elastic energy of a stretched spring into kinetic for the vehicle. See the passenger flying out of the car right after the crash due to inertia. Investigate the relation between mass, acceleration and force. Relate inertia and the travelled distance of the passenger to the speed of the vehicle. Fasten the passenger on the vehicle and demonstrate how seatbelts can save lives.
We have been focused on innovation and creativity. To inspire students to become better problem solvers and future innovators, our design of a new system of modular connectors enables students to build fully functional models.
Academy of STEAM series has been developed in order to add the education science of Arts within the STEM curriculum. Art is an inherent part of engineering design process and puts emphasis on one of the highest brain functions of human beings.
INERTIA & ENERGY CONVERSION : Energy is the fundamental need of our everyday life. So much so, that the quality of life and even its sustenance, is dependent on the availability of energy. Hence, it is imperative for us to have a conceptual understanding of the various sources of energy, the conversion of energy from one form to another and the implications of these conversions.
Components: Engino parts, plastic skins and paper outlines, elastic string, rubber band.
Ages 8 – 12+