Term 3 STEAM challenge – Street Smart
Self-driving cars may seem like science fiction, but the fact is that they’re currently being tested and could become part of our lives in the near future. Many cars on the roads today have ‘smart’ features and sensors that are intended to make driving safer. It seems to be, only a matter of time before cars will be able to drive themselves…
This term, our STA STEAM challenge is to design and make a vehicle which can move on its own. It doesn’t have to be a car – you may like to research different vehicles and combine features from different means of transport.
When you have completed your vehicle can you:
Provide a plan showing the materials that you used and what you did. This could be a diagram, a set of instructions or a picture with some words or sentences.
Take a photograph of your finished vehicle – you may also like to take some photos of any prototypes you make so you can see the improvements you have made.
Share your work with Miss Sarah (room C11 in the Year 6 quad, firstname.lastname@example.org) and your class – what special features have you included? What are you proud of? What did you find tricky but were able to overcome?
There are lots of materials in the ‘STEAM’ area in the small quad – if you have any spare boxes or containers in your classroom, or at home, you may like to donate them to this area so that others can enjoy inventing and creating too.
Please share your work by Monday 4 June.
You can work on this project by yourself, or with a friend or sibling – I hope you have lots of fun researching, creating, testing and modifying