In this unit, students will use the engineering design process and their understanding of how simple machines work to help fairytale characters solve problems. Each lesson focuses on one fairytale and one simple machine.
This project is a makerspace focused STEM project. Students build a device that will stop a car that is attempting to break through a toll booth, border crossing, or other gate. Students build a model of their device and use an RC car to test it out.
Students will create a route for their ozobot to travel using parallel, perpendicular and intersecting lines. They will also create a "trap" to catch a turkey, or other animal, on the route.