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This design challenge is an open-ended exploration of linkages, a group of parts connected by hinges, and the types of motion they can create.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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In this fun hands-on activity learners explore a simple machine: the lever. What happens to a load when you multiply the length of a lever? Find out here!

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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Engineer and cartoonist Rube Goldberg is famous for his crazy machines that accomplish everyday tasks in overly complicated ways.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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In this activity, learners build a simple tabletop seesaw to test how different variables (the position of the fulcrum, distance, weight) affect its balance under increasing weight loads.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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In this project, students explore how levers work, by making a puppet with moving limbs.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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In this online game, learners build complicated machines to complete simple tasks. The game starts with a power source on one side of the screen and the task on the other side.

free Ages 8 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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In this physics activity, learners experiment with pulleys and find that they can decrease the effort needed when using a pulley to lift or move different loads.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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Build a car that runs on air. Using household materials, experiment with the power of air to create thrust powerful enough to move a homemade car.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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In this activity, learners explore work, forces, simple machines, and construction. This lesson guide includes simple ways to demonstrate these principles as well as hands-on activities.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 4 - 8 1 to 2 hours