The focus of this assignment is to have students direct their own learning to discover the purposeful use of pneumatics and hydraulics and how to incorporate technology to create a useful and stable design. Students were provided a background about fluids through a variety of activities to enable the students a starting point.  This incorporates inquiry and critical thinking because the students have to determine their own plan and design.  The students have to look at all the variables present such as potential for wind and weight of the vehicle to critically examine the best method of design and to be able to explain how these variables affected their project.

This activity is part of STAO’s Connex series on scientific inquiry.

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