Mechanisms that Move (Grades 3 – 5)
Use real tools and uncommon materials to create mechanisms and machines that move! This season’s projects focus on collaboration and innovation – including safely and effectively using real tools to create moving inventions. Each session engages an aspect of engineering – simple machines that are integrated into complex mechanisms – to create whimsical and engaging solutions to design challenges. Projects include scissor lift creatures, spinning color-changing objects, rolling machines made using wood, motorized machines, vibrating creatures, cranky contraptions, simple automata, and air-powered machines. All projects go home with participants. Activities include use of tools and materials that you won’t find in school!