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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 lesson, learners develop a robot arm using common materials. Learners explore design, construction, and teamwork, as well as materials selection and use.
This activity is on page 3 (continued on page 2) of the pdf, part of the Simple Machines Discovery Box. In this fun activity, learners "create" a complex machine by simulating the parts in action.
In this engineering activity, learners explore simple machines and then build cardboard automata using cams.
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 activity, learners explore the concept of force and how pulleys are used in everyday life to make work easier.
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 how rescue devices are designed to aid professionals during emergency situations.
In this activity, learners explore accuracy and precision.
In this activity, learners build their own sound machines and explore the interplay of motion and sound.
In this physics activity, learners build a toy with a figure that spins around like a gymnast on the high bar.
In this activity, learners build their own construction cranes using tongue depressors and pushpins.
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, learners consider how a simple machine, a lever, turns a small push or pull (a small force) into a larger--or stronger--push or pull (a larger force).
In this activity, learners create a working model of a nail clipper. This activity helps learners learn the basic principles of simple machines, engineering design and model building.
In this design challenge activity follow up to "Kicking Machine", learners add a hands-free feature to their Kicking Machine.