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:
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
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?
What did you learn about the Engineering Design Process (EDP)?
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.