First grade students at Hyde Elementary School collaborated with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for a science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) activity.
SAE works with professional engineers all of the world to establish industry standards. Through the SAE Foundation, the company provides hands-on curriculum for students k-8.
In the “Rolling Things Challenge,” students explored the relationship between force and motion. First, students read the story, “Three Little Pigs Sledding Adventure.”
Based on the scientific concepts presented in the story, students explored with toy cars using various heights, weights, and speeds.
Concepts covered in this unit include gravity, potential and kinetic energy, friction, momentum, mass, velocity and acceleration.