STEM PICTURE BOOK OF THE MONTH
Rosie Revere, Engineer
About the Author
Andrea Beaty: From Orange Crush Lover to Author
She attended Southern Illinois University and majored in Biology and Computer Science. After working at a computer software company and as a technical writer, Andrea began writing for children. You can learn all about Andrea and her books at www.andreabeaty.com." http://stemread.niu.edu/rosie-revere-engineer/
Triangle, square and circle. Which paper is the strongest?
- Use regular copy paper, not card stock for this challenge.
- Fold each paper into the three shapes and secure with tape.
- Slowly pile books on top of each shape.
NOTE: Have at least 15 small chapter books (like MAGIC TREE HOUSE books). Use them in the same order on each of the shape towers to get reliable results
How many books can you pile on top of each shape? Do this experiment three times and record your results.
Challenge documentation is due no later than February 15, 2016!
You are a "Problem Solver!"
If you want to do more......
Improve the ROSIE-COPTER
Can you change the blades on Rosie Revere's copter to make it fall to the ground as slowly as possible.
Get the complete instructions at http://www.andreabeaty.com/uploads/1/5/2/4/15240358/rosie_revere_event_kit_v2.pdf
The instructions for the challenge are on pages 11-16.