Engineers to the Rescue
Using design ingenuity and engineering, girls address challenges they might encounter in the great outdoors. When electrical power, food, and a clean water source are unavailable, girls design water filters, wind-powered cranks, a message-carrying car, and safe shelter. Survival skills meet science in this kit that encourages problem solving, self-reliance and confidence.
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See this kit’s training support videos on YouTube.
- Check out PBS's NOVA website for online stability simulations: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bridge/
- Make your own topographic map using clay, floss, rulers, toothpicks, pencils, and paper: spaceplace.nasa.gov/topomap-clay/en/
- See how rubber band cars influence the design of hybrid vehicles: www.hybridcars.com/types-systems/wind-hybrids-lessons-toy-cars-25372.html