Upper Elementary Lessons & Resources
Build a plane that is powered by stored energy from a rubber band, balloon or spring. The plane should be able to fly straight for 5 feet.
Build a wing that can generate lift
Build a satellite that can deploy its own solar wings and antennae
Build a device that opens up when thrown into the air
Make a satellite that can hold a cup of water and does not leak during a bumpy rocket launch
Build a helicopter that flies 10' in the air, stays up for 10 seconds, and carries a payload of 1 penny
Build a machine that makes sound waves by vibrating itself or the air around it
Make a plane painting machine to draw a design on your airplane
Make a machine that uses a fluid to move and can lift at least 10 pennies
Engineer a sensor that can detect how much fuel is in your tank
Build a lightweight wing structure that is 12 inches long and can hold up a heavy load (weight) without deflecting.
Plan and build a network to send communication in multiple directions to multiple people
Build an air-powered spinning machine inspired by Boeing CST-100 Starliner.
Build a stomp rocket that can carry a ping pong ball and hit a target.
Design a robotic arm that can move a variety of light weight objects from a table into a cup without using your hands
Hack a Box (Security Systems Engineering)
Build a box that only you know how to open and is safe from hackers
Build a machine that can make a plane fuselage by wrapping a mold (just like Boeing's carbon fiber placement machines)
Build a system that controls the movement of material and shuts off automatically
Build a wing that can support its own weight over a span of at least 2'