MINDFRAME Grand Challenge: What is the American Dream and who defines it? A union is useless if people are absent, and as a part of the American Republic, the MINDFRAME TEAM is counting on you to preserve, nurture, redefine, and explore the concept of the American Dream. To rediscover this notion, take as much risk as possible to design and create your innovative answer and present your solution during the competition. Remember real ingenuity is a product of risk.
Driving Question: How can we keep the American Dream alive?
Challenge Context: We have recently discovered a new island off the coast of Georgia! Our governor wants to begin the process of creating a new city there. So, he has tasked you with thinking about the history of Georgia, Georgia economics, Georgia government and Georgia citizenry and building on this information to propose an ideal place! Each of the tasks below will allow you to explore one aspect to design and create a new place to live in Georgia. This context applies across all divisions and is applicable to all challenges.
Getting supplies and people on and off the new island could be tricky! Boats are ok, but they are not very fast. Please think about what new kind of transportation that would link the mainland with the new island.
Your team will design, build, and launch a compressed air rocket made from a plastic 2-liter soda bottle. When you bring it to the competition, you will then launch the rocket from the mainland and land it on the landing pad on the island to safely deliver the payload.
Notes to the Coach
This challenge will get students involved in the engineering design process. Students will need to pay close attention to both the design specifications and the aesthetic characteristics of their rocket. They will have one launch opportunity on site to successfully deliver the payload.
Essential Question & Challenge Requirements
Essential Question: Can I design a rocket that will be the best at safely delivering the payload to the new island?
At the time of presentation, the team will submit: