This session gives students experiences using electricity, motors, and gears. Students design and build a small car to take home.
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Lesson 1 Simple Circuits I Handout Lesson 2 Simple Circuits II Handout 1
Lesson 3 Using gears: Why? What do they do? Handout Lesson 4 More gears Lesson 5 What conducts electricity? Building a burglar alarm Lesson 6 Secret Candy Safe Lesson 7 Experimenting with real gears, pulleys, switches, stripped down motor Lesson 8 Experimenting gear ratios and wheel sizes for cars Lesson 9 Building a small car I: Building the gearbox Lesson 10 Building a small car II: Choosing and preparing wheels and chassis Lesson 11 Building a small car III: Assembling the car Handout Lesson 12 Building a small car IV: Wiring the remote controller Lesson 13 Building a small car V: Completing the car Handout Lesson 14 Building with PVC pipe (If there is time to dedicate one class period to experimenting with the PVC pipe) Handout 1 Lesson 15 Build a structure to support a pulley (If Lesson 14 was done. Otherwise, use Lesson 16 that follows) Handout 1
Lesson 16 Alternate Lesson - Elevator Project I: Building with PVC pipe - Build a structure to support a pulley Lesson 17 Building an elevator II Handout Lesson 18 Building an elevator III Lesson 19 Building an elevator IV Handout