paraboloid, hyperboloid

The Engines of Our Ingenuity: Main Page The Engines of Our Ingenuity is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. Written and hosted by John Lienhard and other contributors, it is heard nation… Paraboloid – Wikipedia a hyperbolic paraboloid is a surface that may be generated by a moving line that is parallel to a fixed plane and crosses two fixed skew lines. This property makes it simple to manufacture a hyperb… Hyperboloid structure – Wikipedia Hyperboloid structures are architectural structures designed using a hyperboloid in one sheet. Often these are … Continue reading paraboloid, hyperboloid


The Florida Department of Education lands squarely on the side of integration with their definition of STEM: STEM education is the intentional integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and their associated practices to create a student-centered learning environment in which students investigate and engineer solutions to problems, and construct evidence-based explanations of real-world phenomena with a focus on a student’s social, emotional, physical, and academic needs through shared contributions of schools, families, and community partners. Continue reading STEM

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