balloon-powered boat

Don’t throw out that empty milk carton! Use it to make a toy boat that can move throught the water with your own homemade turbo engine. Air seeping out of a balloon can power a boat through water. Make this boat and watch it zoom. To make a balloon-powered boat you need: a balloon an empty milk carton a paperclip scissors Directions: Cut off one side of the milk carton to make your boat. Poke a hole at the stern of the boat, fairly close to the waterline. Put the balloon in the carton and push the nipple through the … Continue reading balloon-powered boat

capture wind power

To make a windmill you need: a 15 cm by 15 cm square piece of thin cardboard scissors a large fat plastic straw two straightened paperclips a nail Directions: Fold your thin piece of cardboard diagonally and then diagonally again. Cut down each fold towards the center, stopping about 2 cm from the center. Poke a hole in the center of the cardboard with the nail. Poke holes in the top right corner of each cut triangle as you turn the square in your hand. Each triangle should have just one hole. If you make a mistake, don’t worry. The … Continue reading capture wind power

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Wee Engineer is important as it is essential to teach kids these skills at a young age so they can fair better when they are older. Link  The link above gives several k-12 engineering curriculum’s. There are links for Biomedical, Aerospace, Environmental, and Chemical and Biological engineering just to name a few. The need for engineers has not dwindled, we need engineers now, just as we did years ago. It is in our societies best interest to introduce children to these careers early on so they may work towards a goal of becoming an engineer. San Jose STEM Here I … Continue reading from cis2 su19