Cupcake Delivery

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Introduction 

Imagine you want to deliver a yummy cupcake (or precious package) to someone special. It's a very windy day, so you've decided to build a wind-powered device to carry your gift. But you're going to have to think carefully to make sure your gift is delivered safely without getting smashed or broken! In this wind-powered delivery challenge you'll use household items to engineer a device that can transport your gift safely.

Design Challenge

Design and test a wind-powered device that can safely deliver a gift.

Subject

Hands-on Engineering

Ages

6+

Time

30+ minutes

Key Concepts

Force, friction, surface area, balance

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JUMP IN!

Make up a story: You need to deliver a special package. What are you delivering? Where? How can you use wind to deliver it?

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REWARDING & FLEXIBLE

Build a wind-powered device using recycled items.

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DESIGN CHALLENGES AHEAD!

Test your device on a bumpy terrain.

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