UW Engineers Week

Sunset 3rd graders were able to participate in a University of Wyoming sponsored program celebrating Engineers Week. Under the direction of Jim Kowalski, a mechanical engineer, our 3rd grade students learned about engineering today. They designed, built and tested model race cars made from simple materials as a way to explore independent, dependent and control variables. They measured the changes in distance travelled with the addition of mass to the vehicles. Students practiced the steps of the engineering design process by brainstorming, planning, building, testing, and improving their mint-mobiles.