Using limited materials, the challenges encourage students to think creatively.
The concepts involved in the projects are based on principles of physics,
combined with structural and materials engineering principles.
Physics - concepts of mass, density,
distribution of mass,centre of gravity, forces, statics, momentum and
Structural engineering- concepts
of stability, balance, structural design, tension, and compression.
Materials engineering - properties
of materials and combining materials.
There may be other areas of science, engineering, technology and mathematics
that can be drawn into the activities. Teachers should tailor content
appropriately for the age and grade level of the students.