New Year 7 & 8 Integrated STEM Project
Ultra-High Speed Autonomous Vehicle
RDA Hunter’s ME Program is developing new Stage 4 Integrated STEM curriculum resources as part of their partnership with the Cessnock Academy of STEM Excellence (CASE).
The Ultra-High Speed Autonomous Vehicle project is a new take on an old favorite. Using many of the resources of the CO2 Dragster project that is already used extensively in schools. In this iteration of the CO2 Dragster theme the teacher uses the emerging technologies from Elon Musk’s futuristic Hyperloop transport system as stimulus for students to design prototype Ultra-High Speed Autonomous vehicles that are tested in the same way as CO2 Dragsters.
This draft resource is a sample design brief and suggested engineering design process which will form part of a larger resources set. It is designed to assist STEM teachers to develop similar design projects for Stage 4. Further resources to support this design brief are currently under construction and will be made available throughout the year. The Cessnock Academy of STEM Excellence is also looking to run a regional competition/exhibition for the Hyperloop project and other school’s from outside the area may wish to be involved. Please contact Dr Scott Sleap if you have an interest.
Draft Design Brief: CO2 Design Activity