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STEM LABS: ENGINEERING - APPRENTICE (8 sessions)



Machines are at the heart of nearly every engineering project. In this series, younger students will learn the major types, how they work and how to build and utilize a variety of simple machines each week, including pulleys, levers, wheels and axles, inclined planes, screws and wedges, all to understand concepts of mechanical advantage, friction, conservation of energy and more!


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Date/Time

TUE - 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Skill Level

Apprentice

Ages
Grade Level

8-11
Gr 3-5

Session 1

TUE: Sep 10, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019 [4:30 - 6:00 PM]

Machines

 

Week 1:

What is a machine?: Students are introduced to the concept of machines and how they integrate into our everyday lives.

Week 2:

Pulleys: Students learn how to build a pulley, the forces they alleviate, and how they make work easier!

Week 3:

Levers: Students learn how to build a lever, the forces they alleviate, and how to use them to lift objects heavier than the force exerted!

Week 4:

Wheels and axles: The mechanics of wheels and axles are shown to build a small car they can race at the end of class!

Week 5:

Inclined Planes: Students are challenged to imagine how to use an inclined plane to solve a problem.

Week 6:

Screws: Students utilize a "screw machine" to observe how objects are easily moved within a plane.

Week 7:

Wedges: Students learn how wedges function to separate two objects or portions of an object, lift up an object, or hold an object in place.

Week 8:

Invention week: Students take all they've learned to build a Rube Goldberg device that gets the egg from one end of the table to the other without breaking!

Session 2

TUE: Nov 5, 2019 - Jan 14, 2020 [4:30 - 6:00 PM]
(No class on Nov 26, Dec 24, Dec 31)

Session 3

TUE: Jan 21, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 [4:30 - 6:00 PM]

Session 4

TUE: Mar 17, 2020 - May 19, 2020 [4:30 - 6:00 PM]
(No class on Mar 31, Apr 7)

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