STICK RAFT BUILDING STEM PROJECT. Can you build a raft that really floats? How much weight can your stick raft carry? Can your raft cope in a real stream? This STEM challenge is great fun for kids and a super way to get them stretching and developing their skills and engaging with Nature.
This strange looking vehicle was built by Fernand Maratuech in 1922. M. Maratuech was an amateur inventor who also constructed a steam-driven sewing machine, a motorcycle running on gas and many more. He realized that his budget would not allow him to build one of his biggest dreams: his own plane. Therefore, he looked for a compromise: a plane without wings, combining the best features of cars and planes in one vehicle.
George Stephenson 1781-1848, English Engineer..Stephenson began his working life in coal mines and was one of the first people to realise how steam power and railways could help the coal industry develop, He became engineer to the pioneering Stockton and Darlington railway company and drove the world's first steam-powered train in 1825. He built the famous Rocket in 1829. It became the standard design that all steam locomotives were based.