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In this activity, learners build a machine made of craft sticks to multiply the levering motion of their hands and create a device that bends and extends.
In this invention challenge activity, learners see how many objects they can grab with a homemade "bionic" arm.
In this engineering design challenge, learners make a bubble maze that allows bubbles to move through a series of “on” and “off” switches.
In this activity, learners build a figure that moves and "comes to life" when they pull its string.
Learners build a lever and use it to lift a load. With the load on one end of the ruler, learners add coins to the effort cup at the other end until the load is lifted.
In this project, students explore how levers work, by making a puppet with moving limbs.
In this activity, learners build a bird that flies in place with help from a motor, wire, and some straws.
In this activity, learners are challenged, using everyday objects, to create simple machines to complete specific tasks.
In this activity, learners explore trebuchet design. Teams of learners construct trebuchets from everyday materials.
In this activity, learners build a seesaw powered by magnets.
In this activity, learners explore accuracy and precision.
In this activity, learners build a mini crank machine to make a bird "fly." This engineering activity introduces learners to automata, rotational motion, cranks and cams.
In this physics activity, learners build a toy with a figure that spins around like a gymnast on the high bar.
Hooray! In this design challenge activity, learners invent a device that launches a spoonful of confetti into the air. Learners are encouraged to create the biggest cloud of confetti possible.
In this design challenge activity, learners invent a convenient way for someone using crutches or a wheelchair to carry small personal items.
In this activity, learners build a toy that flies in circles. This activity introduces learners to center of mass, torque, and rotational motion.
In this physics activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will move a load using a lever of each of the 3 classes. They will explore the differences between these classes and which are more effective.
In this activity, learners build mini-basketball courts using cardboard and measuring spoons. Use this activity to introduce learners to catapults, forces, and levers.
In this activity (page 10 of the PDF) learners will explore the historical progression of siege weapons to gain an understanding of how the addition and modification of parts can change the efficiency