CRANE DESIGN CHALLENGE (In-Person for Juniors)
Welcome to the world of mechanical engineering! With the Junior STEAM Box activities, you’ll know how to use the Design Thinking Process to solve problems like an engineer. Every day, a mechanical engineer invents another machine to help people or solve a problem—such as nonpolluting cars or a better hearing aid.
Who knows what machines we’ll need next! If solving problems excites you, you may want to think about becoming a mechanical engineer so that you can invent these machines yourself!
Learn about simple machines and how they work together as you build your own heavy-lifting crane.
1. Explore simple and compound machines
2. Design and build a crane
3. Test your crane
4. Analyze and share your results
5. Brainstorm ways to improve your design
Upon completion, you will have earned the Crane Design Challenge Badge. When you've earned this badge, you'll know how to build and test a crane and understand simple and compound machines.
This is an in-person event, with a maximum number of 10 participants to ensure safe distancing and caution. All participants are required to wear a mask, bring their own water bottle, and social distance.
Please fill out and bring the following forms to participate.