The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is a skills competition that challenges eighth grade students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. They work in teams to design and build a fluid power mechanism, and then compete against other teams in a timed competition. The Challenge actively engages students in learning about hydraulics and pneumatics, and creates a learning environment where math and science are fun.
Through the Fluid Power Challenge, NFPA is working to introduce students and teachers to the world of engineering and careers in fluid power. NFPA hopes to encourage students to select more mathematics and science courses in their high school curricula to keep their options open for technology-based post-secondary studies. To learn more about the Challenge, visit http://www.nfpa.com/
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Also included in the documentary are Bay View High School's construction, architecture, and technology (BAT) academy; Burlington High School's BHS Chemicals Company; and the "green" garage partnership between Bradley Tech High School, Lowe's Foundation, the Helen Bader Foundation and Growing Power.
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NFPA provides a forum for the fluid power industry’s channel partners—manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers and educators. Its U.S. and multinational members work cooperatively in advancing hydraulic and pneumatic technology through the association’