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Simple Machines Primer

by  Playful Engineers

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A fun and quirky primer on the six classical Simple Machines, and how to spot them, understand them, and use them to our (mechanical) advantage!

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Cost

Multipoint: $200.00
Multipoint Premium: $150.00
View Only: 200.00
View Only Premium: $150.00
Point to Point: $200.00
Point to Point Premium: $150.00
By Request: $200.00
By Request Premium: $150.00


Flexible.

Length

45-55 Minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod

Minimum participants:

2

Maximum participants:

25


Primary Disciplines

STEM, Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Google Hang Out
Zoom



Booking Information

Flexible

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

24 hours prior for cancellation

About This Provider

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Playful Engineers

Amherst, MA
United States

As a teaching artist/engineer, maker/tinkerer, musician, recording artist, and educator, Jay Mankita has worked with kids and families for over 30 years. His workshops and presentations are experiential and inspiring. Jay is a life-long learner, with a passion for engineering, especially using repurposed toys and household objects. 

Jay has presented thousands of STEM related, hands-on programs since 2015. Jay is also a touring musician, a Parents' Choice Award winning recording artist, and a songwriter with songs that have traveled the world.

Contact:
Jay Mankita
jay@playfulengineers.com
413-627-3145

Program Details

Format

The program begins with Jay's introduction to the 6 classical simple machines, with examples of each of them in machines, nature, and daily life.
We then do an activity using pencils and paper.
This is followed by Q & A.
Materials required: Pencils, paper (card stock if available), tape, string, ruler

Objectives

The participant will be able to identify the six classical simple machines.
The participant will engage in an activity illustrating mechanical advantage, and will increase comprehension of its occurrence in machines, nature, and daily life.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

This program encourages the understanding of Simple Machines as the foundation for mechanical movement and the nature of 'work'.

State Standards

This program encourages the understanding of Simple Machines as the foundation for mechanical movement and the nature of 'work'.