It’s Fall Y’All and when I think of Fall, I think of FOOTBALL!
For this challenge, you will need to…
- Build football goal posts out of materials you have around your house.
- Fold a paper football (instructions linked below)
- Design an experiment, create a competition, or come up with your own original idea to use what you built. Your project should include collecting some sort of data and analyzing it.
- Share your project with your EY Coordinator.
Paper Folding Football Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/How-To-Make-A-Paper-Football/
Football Image Source: https://openclipart.org/detail/102853/football
NOTE: You don’t have to get the daily newspaper to do this challenge. Ask your neighbors, ask your teacher and/or EY Coordinator and have fun!
Challenge # 1: Build the tallest freestanding tower with only 2 sheets of newspaper and 12 inches of tape. No wedging or taping to the table or floor! You can manipulate the newspaper in any way you wish.
Challenge #2: Using 10 sheets of newspaper and 18 inches of tape, build a tower that holds a textbook 6 inches above the table for at least 3 seconds. The tower must be free-standing, which means no taping or holding to the table.
Challenge #3: Use 3 large sheets of newspaper and 24 inches of tape to make a piece of clothing that you can wear.
When you’re finished with your challenge, take a picture and email it to your EY Coordinator.
What Melts in the Sun?
This summer was HOT!! There were even stories about eggs frying on a sidewalk. This makes you think….what ordinary items might melt in the sun?
Task: Ask your parent’s permission first!! Then, find a muffin tin and 12 ordinary household items that make you ask….”Does this melt in the sun?”
Write those items down on a piece of paper and then divide that paper into 2 columns: 1 column for predicting and the other column will be your results. It can look like this:
Choose a day where the temperature is at least 85 degrees. Put your muffin tin with the items in the full sun and wait at least 20 minutes.
I know it’s hard to wait 20 minutes, but you can do it!!! After the 20 minutes is up, go check on your results! Fill in the column with the results of your experiment.
Now, for the most important step: CLEAN UP AND PUT THINGS BACK!
Finally, take a picture of your paper with your predictions & results and email it to your EY teacher!
We can’t wait to see it!
Lesson adapted from: https://frugalfun4boys.com/simple-science-experiment-for-kids-what-melts-in-the-sun/
Countdown to Summer!
Summer is almost here and this EY Challenge is going to help you think of different ways to express and think of the numbers 20 to 1 as we countdown to summer!
Task: Create a Google Slides presentation, Pic Collage, or use any other app on your iPad to create a graphic for 20 days, 19 days, 18 days, etc. (see picture below). NOTE: If you don’t start this challenge until later this week or next week (or the following week), you don’t have to go back and do the ones that have already passed. BUT, in order to be included in the prize drawing, you have to complete at least 15 days total.
When you are finished with your 15+ days, you can email them to Dr. Spady at spady.lynn @ westside66.net
Some resources that might help you…
Calling all FUTURE ENGINEERS…It’s EWeek 2022!
Learn about 5 different types of engineers this week, solve the types of problems they solve, and possibly win a prize! Check back each day this week to find the problems and if you’d like to submit any problems, check with the EY Coordinator at your building. https://www.mathcounts.org/resources/engineers-week
Monday, Feb. 21: Geomatics Engineering
Geomatics engineers collect data and then analyze and interpret it to find solutions Geomatics engineering plays an important role in construction, transport, communication, mapping and research.
Click here for the problems: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p3tkRCP3-rBDfzT8hB11_lsWcKmyjFwD/view?usp=sharing
Tuesday, Feb. 22: Structural Engineering
Structural engineers design and analyze bridges, buildings and even things like concert stages. Environmental factors, what a structure will be used for and what type of weight will be put on it, and how this all might change from day to day before even beginning a design are all things that a structural engineer must consider.
Click here for the problems: https://www.mathcounts.org/resources/eweek-problem-day-tuesday
Wednesday, Feb. 23: Systems & Mechanical Engineering
Systems engineers need to ensure individual sub-systems and components of a large project all work together to perform the overall desired function. Mechanical engineering mostly work in HVAC(heating, ventilation and air conditioning).
Click here for the problems: https://www.mathcounts.org/resources/eweek-problem-day-wednesday
Thursday, Feb. 24: Nuclear Engineering
What if you could harness the energy that is released by reactions within atoms? That’s what nuclear engineering does! The energy released by reactions within atoms can be used to generate electricity, power transportation systems, and diagnose and treat illnesses.
Click here for the problems: https://www.mathcounts.org/resources/eweek-problem-day-thursday
Calling All Origamists!
Image Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/x1brett/5657827090
Origami by Children (OBC) is an annual exhibition of outstanding origami by children from around the world. It is a wonderful opportunity for young folders to share their work!
Even if you’re not interested in entering the contest, try your origami skills by checking out and completing the Origami Design Badge on the EY Website: https://sites.google.com/westside66.net/eybadgepage/fine-arts-badges
Get ready for Computer Science Education (CS Ed) Week!
CS Ed Week is December 6-12 and it is an annual event to inspire students to learn about computer science, advocate for equity, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners in the CS field. https://www.csedweek.org/
If you want to save your progress:
1. Sign in with google @ code. org
2. Go to course catalog on the top left
3. Scroll down and click on hour of code view more choices.
4. Take a screenshot of your certificate when your project is complete.
There are several writing contests happening in the next few months. For this EY Challenge, check out the writing contests below and find one (or two or three) to enter!
Image Source: https://publicdomainvectors.org/en/free-clipart/Hand-writing-letter/36281.html
Another Bitsbox Challenge
Thank you to those of you who tried the first EY Challenge of the year. If you did, this challenge is an extension of that. If you didn’t do the first challenge, no worries. This video should help you get started. Also, here are some basic steps:
1. Draw a picture on paper or using an app on your iPad. Start with something simple like an animal. I drew this cow using Drawing Pad. Take a picture of your drawing or take a screenshot.
2. Go to Safari and type in bitsbox.com and in the upper right corner select “kids sign in” and use your Westside Google Account to sign in
3. From there, the video below should walk you through the steps.
This code is in the video, but here is another copy of what you’ll be typing in on Bitsbox.
Don’t forget to submit your work!
This challenge closes September 24