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Characteristics of Objects

Screen shot from Solutioneers Episode 2

The Solutioneers Week 2: Ready to Roll

This week's episodes and hands-on activity explore re-engineering.

Hammer and nails

Which Fastener is Best?

Students will learn about the different types of fasteners to investigate which fastener is best for a particular material or job and why.

Swivel hook fastener

Exploring Objects, Materials and Fasteners

Students identify and sort objects, including fasteners, according to material and purpose.

Children bouncing basketballs

Objects that Bounce

Students develop and apply comparing & contrasting, observing, and predicting as they investigate the properties of familiar objects and materials.

Water slides

How Surfaces Affect Motion

Will it slide or stick? Students conduct a fair test to investigate how different solid surfaces affect the movement of an object on a ramp.

Shoe tread (aligraham, Pixabay)

Design & Build a Non-Slip Boot Tread

Students work collaboratively to design and build a boot tread that will use friction to prevent slipping on an incline.

Sunken boat

Design & Build a Floating Device

Students work collaboratively to design and build a floating device.