Science and Engineering

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in SHAS NEWS | No Comments

The SHAS 5th and 6th graders are currently working on the strand “The Nature of Science and Engineering” from the Minnesota Academic Standards in Science.  The students are attempting to engineer the most effective balloon rocket, by continually making tests and modifications, on various designs they have created.  They are coming up with some great innovations, including a double balloon engine for increased thrust, use of materials creating less friction, and best balloon shape for less drag.  Engineering takes teamwork, patience, and the need to think critically and outside the box.  This unit follows the unit on Newton’s Laws of Motion.  science exp

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