At the end of a science module on friction and the forces of ‘push’ and ‘pull’, Mr. Roche’s class were challenged to design a ‘transportation device’ that could carry an object from their desk from one end of their table to the other with a gentle push. The children could use whatever they wanted to make their device and it could carry anything that is usually kept on their desk.

At the end of the project the children had to test it indoors to see if it met the criteria and then there was an outdoor competition to see what device would travel the furthest with a push.

Below are pictures of the process and finished product and a video clip of the competition.