Mechanical engineers are really important in our lives. Experts at materials, energy, and machinery, they are always thinking about how a machine can do work for us. Our focus in first grade will be with wind energy, and how the wind, when paired with the right machine, can do work for us! First graders will be designing some pretty neat technologies that use wind energy!
First graders are using what they've learned from their sail designs and applying that into designing the blades of a windmill. We've asked a lot of questions about the materials, size, shape and structure of our sails, so we feel pretty confident about about designing the blades of a windmill. We're using the Engineering Design Process to imagine and plan our designs before we begin building and testing them. Check out the first graders who are planning their designs together! Way to go first grade!