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It walks as if possessed by a mind of its own – no motor, no gas, no battery, just a series of lurching dance steps along the boundaries of imagination and reality. What is it? The contraption we will design and build in this class is called a Walking Beast. The class incorporates engineering, wind power, gravity, frictional rotation and structural integrity. Together we will explore how artistic creativity can drive scientific design and vice versa.

Note: The Sally Ride Science Junior Academy courses are designed to inspire young adults to pursue careers in STE[+a]M. Please click, “Expand All” to ensure that you are selecting the corresponding grade level, as outlined in the “note” section from the offerings listed below.

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Course Number: ENG-90014
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)