Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wind-Powered Lego Cars Speed the Learning in First and Second Grade

Guest Post by Dustin Rauenzahn of Upper Township Primary School in New Jersey @MrRauenzahn

Kindergarten, First & Second Grade students built wind-powered Lego cars. We discussed how the shape, size, and weight affect how the car would travel. Then, students worked in teams to build their very own Lego car complete with sail(s).

We used straws, index cards, and tape to make the sails.
Groups planned, built, tested & improved their designs to create the perfect wind-powered car! Students placed their car in front of a fan to see how many feet the car could travel using only wind power.

Partners then went back to improve their design and see if they could get the car to go farther during the next test session.