Cardboard Bike Project

March 11th, 2014 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Tuesday, March 11, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Cardboard Technologies

 

Age Range: 9-18 (upper elementary through high school, with parental supervision)

 

Many thanks to one of our ClickScholars, Angel for recommending that we view this inspiring video log! As with all internet videos, we recommend that parents preview the content. It should also be noted that this website requests donations but this is not required to view the video or read about the project.

 

This is an ingenious undertaking that engineers believed impossible until inventor and engineer, Izhar Gafniis, made his vision come true. This Popular Science Award winning bicycle, despite being primarily made of cardboard, is durable, fire and water resistant, and can support up to 300 pounds. The brief 6-minute video tells the story from Izhar’s dream’s inception to creation and is evidence that if you have a dream and work hard enough and long enough, you can make anything happen!

 

The company has already begun work on plans for cardboard wheelchairs, baby strollers and supermarket trolleys. The recycled cardboard used for packaging is folded origami style to make it strong. It’s then treated to make it both waterproof, and fireproof. Ingenious! Their goal is to contribute to a future where transportation is much more eco-friendly and where more people have access to it.

 

When you get to the website, you’ll see a video box with an image of Izhar working in his shop. You’ll see the caption, “See the story of how it all began”. Click on the “play” prompt to view the video recorded by Giora Kariv Productions and be inspired!

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