Final Maglev Design Reflection

You did it! You have used all that you’ve learned about magnets and being a transportation engineer in order to create a successful maglev train. You planned, created and improved upon a design that would safely and efficiently transport people, or…marbles!

For your final reflection please answer the following questions:

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Describe the final design including the improvements you made. Be specific!

  • Types of magnets
  • Placement of magnets
  • How did knowing the properties of magnets help you make successful choices?
    • Like magnetic poles repel
    • Opposite magnetic poles attract
    • To increase the magnetic field, increase the magnets

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  • What did you do along the way that failed?
  • What did you learn from your failure?
  • What changes did you make because of your failure?

 

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  • What did you learn about the Engineering Design Process (EDP)?
    • Ask–Imagine–Plan–Create–Improve–
  • What did you learn about working in a group?

 

Be sure to include a photograph from your design day #2 and if you would like, a Google Drawing of your final design.

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