No matter where we live, each and every one of us depends on transportation to some degree. Whether it's in our own personal cars or on public transportation shared with others, transportation is an important technology developed by engineers. Our focus in this unit will be on the Maglev train!
Nearing the end of our transportation engineering unit, fourth graders finished testing the Maglev models. Students had to consider the direction of the magnets and the weight of the passengers above. Ultimately, no passengers could escape the train when the Maglev stopped. Safety was their #1 concern as transportation engineers!