Thursday, February 23, 2017

Really tired...

Nothing to do with tires.  We volunteered in Steph's class again today, working with their kids on their Gravity Cruisers.  The GM engineer guy wasn't there today, so I got to be the "physics guy"... Joan worked with specific groups, I kinda floated around, offering encouragement and free advice.

The kids have made progress on their gravity-propelled vehicles - they need to: next week will be the competition to see who gets to compete with other classes.

I felt like the kids were doing great today.  The bell rang, we gave our encouragement, and they filed out.  Then, in came the next class... you mean we aren't done??  More of the same.  I'm only kinda joking - it is fun working with the kids.

I have a great deal of respect for Steph and Dan, doing this day in, day out.  All day.  I would not have the stamina for that.  We aren't supposed to tell them what to do, but to help lead them to the discovery of how to improve their designs.  Not as easy as it sounds.  Because... they are kids.



Hudson River Boater said...

Soap Box Derby coming up?

Captain Jim and the Blonde said...

No, these are about 12" long, run by using a lever, with a weight, to transfer power to an axle. It is sponsored by GM, and is giving the kids some hands-on design and physics experiences. GM is doing their part to get kids interested in science.