Above: students test a balsa wood structure withstanding a weight of 85 pounds before the structure failed.
With all the patience to test, fail, and re-try with a positive attitude, students in Engineer's Think Tank camp wrapped up their second week by testing designs! There were paper planes that were aerodynamic and sound enough for indoor flight, balsa towers that could withstand massive trauma, and Lego robots programmed to do a variety of tasks. Put to the test, some missions passed, while others needed to be reworked. Students learned to support one another and work collaboratively through the process and evaluations.