Students at TCA build marble runs to learn about physics.
It’s National Engineers Week and at Trinity Christian Academy (TCA), STEM Club students are putting their engineering skills to the test. Recently, the more than 52 lower school STEM Club students designed their own “marble runs” to learn how physics is used to design roller coasters. With guidance from 15 students from the upper school STEM Club, they came up with unique designs and learned how different angles affect the marble’s speed.
Third and fourth grade students in the lower school STEM Club are learning about the science classes they will take in high school including biology, chemistry and physics. The most recent lesson focused on physics, which is the study of matter, motion and its behavior through time and space.
National Engineers Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.