March 3-6, 2015
Carnegie Science Center
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Skylar Robinson is a 17-year-old senior honors student at Aquinas High School who loves go-kart racing. Competing at tracks around the globe, Robinson is a three-time National Champion karter, a 2013 Skip Barber Race Series Rookie of the Year, and the 2013 BRSCC Triple Crown Champion. He is also one of eight 2013 Team USA Scholarship Candidates.
With the help of his veteran racer Dad, Robinson developed a workshop that combines all aspects of racing with science, technology, engineering, and math! Learn the basic physics behind go-karting and find out how drivers work with engineers to solve problems!
At the end of the presentation, all participants will have a chance to take a closer look at the go-kart to see how it works firsthand.
Science and technology topics include:
STEM, Physics, and Engineering
Capacity: 30Program Dates & Times
March 5, 2015 – 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm
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HS-PS1-4. Develop a model to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy from a chemical reaction system depends upon the changes in total bond energy.
HS-PS2-1. Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.
HS-PS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.
HS-PS2-3. Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.
HS-PS2-6. Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
HS-PS3-1. Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.
HS-PS3-2. Develop and use models to illustrate that energy at the macroscopic scale can be accounted for as a combination of energy associated with the motions of particles (objects) and energy associated with the relative positions of particles (objects).
HS-PS3-3. Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.
HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
HS-ETS1-4. Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.