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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 develop Planning (selecting and using materials) and Communicating skills as they investigate which fastener is best for joining different types of recycled materials to make a useful object.

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.

Swivel hook fastener

Finding Out About Fasteners

Students develop and apply sorting & classifying, comparing & contrasting and communicating skills as they examine different kinds of fasteners and their uses.

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.