Future Engineers is an online education platform that hosts national innovation challenges for K-12 students. http://www.futureengineers.org Create a 3d model http://www.futureengineers.org/Learn/Design?key=twoforthecrew How do you turn your amazing idea into a 3D print? You have to make a 3D model! Here are a few programs available free for students. We recommend starting with the free beginner tutorials that come with the software program you choose. After you’ve learned the basics, then create something – anything! Or learn more with the lessons we’ve linked to below. It’s not easy to make a 3D model, but soon you’ll be a pro! Continue reading Future Engineers
Proteins and polymers: Spinning strands hint at folding dynamics: Lab uses magnetic beads to model microscopic proteins, polymers https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171016190320.htm Scientists have created flexible strings of magnetized beads to model how natural and synthetic strands bend and fold in dynamic conditions. … Continue reading Proteins and polymers
Interesting Engineering Facts & Trivia – Amazing Structures, Famous Landmarks As of 2010, the tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. It reaches an incredible 828 metres (2717 feet) in height. This is just one … Continue reading Amazing Structures
Radar Radar is use to detect where something is, where it’s going and how fast it’s moving. Radar has a transmitter that produces radio waves and a receiver that detects them. The system first sends out radio waves. The waves hit an object and some get reflected back toward the radar. As they return, the waves are picked up by the radar’s receiver. The time that it takes for the waves to come back and how the waves have changed when they return provides useful information about the object ahead. This is a radar antenna on top of a boat. … Continue reading Radar
What are polymers? Polymers are everywhere. Just look around. Your plastic water bottle. The silicone rubber tips on your phone’s earbuds. The nylon and polyester in your jacket or sneakers. The rubber in the tires on the family car. Now … Continue reading What are polymers?
STEM is an acronym, a superficial list of topics What is STEM education? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171004095119.htm Sad to say, “everyone” – well, the 40 teachers who participated in the study, still see STEM as “a superficial list of topics” rather than a … Continue reading STEM is an acronym