Mechanical engineering in the 3rd Grade

Posted by Allyson Greene at 4/26/2010 3:00:00 PM

To conclude our in depth unit on Energy, students in the 3rd grade are working in engineering teams to create a windmill apparatus that will lift a small toy off of the floor. This activity combines students’ understanding of wind energy as a renewable resource and the engineering design process. I must say that I was very much impressed by the thought, planning, creating, testing, and improving done by these exceptional engineers! You can see it for yourself in the pictures below!

planning

looking at materials

building

teamwork

teamwork

teamwork

improving

Teamwork at its best!

improving the design

testingteamwork

 teamwork

teamwork