How toEngineer Scissor Lift Machines (K - 8)
7 steps
What you’ll need
One per participant
Classroom Marker
6 per participant
Jumbo Craft Sticks
A few per participant
Adhesive Craft Foam Slices
2 per participant
Plastic Spoon (optional)
2 per participant
Pool Noodle Slices
1:5 student ratio
Swingline Low Force Hole Punch
Buy
Up to 7 per participant
Brass Fasteners
Select a marker and four or more large craft sticks. Mark each with X’s equally on center & ends.
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Use low force hole punch to make three holes in each craft stick. If it gets stuck, flex up down.
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Pair to make sets of “X” shapes.
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Insert brass fasteners in the center hole of each pair of craft sticks. Press firmly and flatten.
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Use additional fasteners to connect “arms to legs”, pres firmly and give it a squeeze! It moves!
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Attach fun objects at the ends of your interconnected system of levers - It’s a grabber!
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Different materials become a creature that grows, or a thing that transforms from small to tall!
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