I second Bicycling Science, there are also online resources...

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 8:57 PM, Ann Altstatt <annaltstatt@gmail.com> wrote:
speaking of books, you might be interested in checking out "Bicycling Science"
by David Gordon Wilson.  excitingly geeky physics and such.
not exactly curriculum material in the sense you re hoping for, perhaps

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 2:04 PM, Chris Wells <re-cycles@rogers.com> wrote:
> The book "The Bicycle Wheel" by Jobst Brandt has some pretty technical
> engineering/physics explanations related to wheel construction. I don't
> remember if his contact info is listed in the book but I know he used
> to frequent rec.bicycles.tech and was approachable (if a little gruff
> ;-)
> Chris
> --- adam schwartz <rideyourbicycle@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Does anyone have, or have seen any curriculum materials that relate
>> bicycles
>> to science and math. Anything related to technology, engineering, and
>> design
>> as well would be greatly appreciated.  Also if anyone is interested
>> in
>> collaborating on writing a curriculum together for a science,
>> engineering
>> and technology program around the idea of "Pedal Power" then please
>> let me
>> know.
>> Here is the description for the program I am looking to develop.
>> > Pedal Power is a program of the Renaissance Community Youth Bike
>> Shop that
>> > incorporates science, engineering and technology into a curriculum
>> focused
>> > on youth initiated environmental design and appropriate technology
>> projects
>> > involving bicycles.  The program will engage students to research,
>> design,
>> > and construct their own DIY human-powered inventions.
>> >
>> > We will work with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), a student group
>> that
>> > works on environmental design and appropriate technology in
>> international
>> > development, to develop our curriculum and instruct the class.
>> Middle school
>> > students will spend the first part of the course learning about the
>> basics
>> > of engineering, construction, design, energy, and technology. Then
>> students
>> > will work in teams to design, and implement their own "Pedal
>> Powered"
>> > invention. After student teams have constructed their machines,
>> they will
>> > have the opportunity to display and show them off to the community
>> at our
>> > spring event. In the future this program has many options for
>> growth and
>> > development including participating in design contests, and
>> entering
>> > projects into local events. If successful, this program has the
>> opportunity
>> > to expand into new and exciting realms in design and engineering
>> beyond
>> > Pedal Powered projects within the scope of appropriate technology
>> such as
>> > home scale wind power, etc...
>> >
>> --
>> Adam Schwartz, Program Coordinator
>> The Renaissance Youth Bike Shop
>> 6200 Sheridan Street, Riverdale, MD
>> Rideyourbicycle@gmail.com
>> (301) 405-3213
>> > _______________________________________________
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