Our season of high adventure engineering begins on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona. Adam and Judy team up with Ronnie--a 17-year-old member of the 4 Wheel War Pony skateboarding team--to build a skateboarding street course. Engineered to be modular, durable, and weather-resistant, this is the skate park of Ronnie's dreams.
Use Apache Skateboarders to teach Force and Energy. Pair it with resources from our online library, especially for educators. Everything you need is here.
- Introduce the concepts with the animation How Can Potential Energy Be Used to Do Work? (30 sec.)
- Show the Apache Skateboarders episode (26 min.)
- Challenge kids to explore energy, hands-on, by building a Rubber Band Car. (45 min.)
- Make career connections with video profiles of engineers in related fields. Show Roller Coaster-Chris Gray and Snowboards-Chris Fidler and Scott Keller.
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