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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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
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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.
The presentation features Jay's quirky introduction to the 6 classical simple machines, with examples of each of them in machines, nature, and daily life. Jay illustrates how each of the Simple Machines is used in his own 'artful mechanisms' - mechanical automata and other little machines that he builds in his workshop.
The participant will be able to identify the six classical simple machines.The participant will increase comprehension of their occurrence in machines, nature, and daily life.
This program encourages the understanding of Simple Machines as the foundation for mechanical movement and the nature of 'work'.
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A program of the South Central Service Cooperative, an Education Service Agency with its headquarters in southern Minnesota.