This hands-on workshop is the follow-up to Jay's 'Introduction to Mechanical Automata' presentation. A mechanical automaton is an automated puppet or scene made to resemble humans, animals, or other objects in motion. After the presentation, this program may be booked up to 3 consecutive times for more types of part making and construction, and more in-depth work in general, though if the teacher is willing to help the class prep in the days between the presentation and the workshop, quite a lot can happen during one workshop session!
Multipoint: $200.00Multipoint Premium: $150.00View Only: 200.00View Only Premium: $150.00Point to Point: $200.00Point to Point Premium: $150.00By Request: $200.00By Request Premium: $150.00
Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff
STEM, Sciences, Problem Solving
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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 format changes based on whether, and how much the classroom teacher has prepped materials for the session. Options for in-class making include:1) Reverse motion (scissors) linkages from pencils and rubber bands.2) Camshafts from pencils and cardboard, foam, or lids3) Frames from cardboard boxes4) Camshafts from paperclips5) Clothespins for spring-loaded mechanisms
The participants will engage in a hands-on activity to build a kinetic toy out of ordinary materials.The participants will increase comprehension of basic mechanical principals.The participants will increase tinkering and making skills.
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions 3-5Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions 6-8Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions 9-12ETS1A 3-5 -- Defining and Delimiting and Engineering ProblemETS1A 6-8 -- Defining and Delimiting and Engineering ProblemETS1A 9-12 -- Defining and Delimiting and Engineering ProblemETS1B 3-5 -- Developing Possible SolutionsETS1B 6-8 -- Developing Possible SolutionsETS1B 9-12 -- Developing Possible SolutionsPS2A 3-5 -- Forces and motionPS2A 6-8 -- Forces and motionPS2A 9-12 -- Forces and motion
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