In this handson activity, participants create windpowered land yachts to deliver 3Dprinted cupcakes to hungry beachgoers. This activity is a great introduction.
Guests will engineer land yachts, vehicles which use a combination of wheels and wind power to move around.
Yacht designs must include some sort of receptacle for the cupcake to sit in. Once assembled, guests test their creations on the fanpowered “beach” track.
Engineering and Invention
Low temperature hot glue guns
Various food containers (lids, bowls, takeout boxes, etc.)
Paper (tissue/plain/card stock)
Wire twist ties
Hot glue sticks
cardboard track (optional)
children will require help with glue guns
weight, Friction, Force, Momentum, Pressure, Gravity, tinkering, design, engineering, aerodynamics
The Tech Museum