OneCar is a comprehensive STEM program that allows students to explore mechanics, energy, and motion where students have the opportunity to design, develop and try new creative ways of propelling a car without any soldering. Each OneCar has a low friction car chassis, four wheels and supplies to allow students to create at least six to eight different powered versions. Students design and use a solar panel, electric motor, capacitor, kitchen chemicals, compressed air, propeller and more to get the car moving.
It is estimated that 75% of all jobs in the future will be in the STEM fields. STEM Education is all about engaging students in these fields so they develop the necessary skills and nurture a positive attitude towards STEM.
Science is the systematic study of observed phenomena and explanation thereof building on previous verified results. In engineering, this knowledge is applied and integrated to bring about favorable outcomes for industry and society. Engineering usually involves a team effort and has practical outcomes. Furthermore, progress is often supported by failure as a method to improve knowledge and design. This process is often referred to as the Engineering Design Cycle.
Making and tinkering can motivate and inspire young people to excel in STEM subjects and prepare them for careers in design, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship. Many students never get the opportunity to 'make', take apart or construct at home. Education has an obligation to expose students to creative hands-on experiences while building their problem solving and critical thinking skills. This allows students to move from being consumers of content to producers.
How are science and engineering the same and how does it differ?
Why should we encourage students to tinker with technology?
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OneCar is supplied in a cardboard box with the following components:
8 Chassis boards 16 Axles 32 Wheels 8 Electric motors 8 Battery holders 16 Motor holders 8 Super capacitors 32 Velcro pairs 8 Rubber tubing spacers 8 Axle pulleys 8 Motor pulleys 10 Rubber drive belts 8 Propellers 8 Plastic cups 8 Solar panels 8 Jumper wire pairs 8 Ball inflator needles 8 Nails 8 pins 1 Set of instruction sheets
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