1. The program begins with a short introduction to mechanical automata, with historical examples, and modern relevancy.
2. We shares examples of some of Jay's simple automata, while more complex ones are shown through short videos.
3. We break down an automaton into its component parts, and discuss energy transfers and motion transforms.
4. Jay demonstrates how he works with ordinary materials to make several different parts.
5. We see how the same principles can be expressed through different types of materials, including typical household objects, and common tools and toys.
6. The values of trial and error, growth mindset, and learning from failure, as well as success are emphasized throughout.
7. During the class, the teacher/co-host is encouraged to pop-in with relevant comments and questions from the students. With a small enough class, students may do this themselves.
The participants will:
1) develop an awareness of and appreciation for kinetic art
2) explore principles of force and motion as expressed through mechanical objects
3) identify entry points for their own hands-on exploration of movements and materials.
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions 3-5
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions 6-8
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions 9-12
ETS1A 3-5 -- Defining and Delimiting and Engineering Problem
ETS1A 6-8 -- Defining and Delimiting and Engineering Problem
ETS1A 9-12 -- Defining and Delimiting and Engineering Problem
ETS1B 3-5 -- Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1B 6-8 -- Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1B 9-12 -- Developing Possible Solutions
PS2A 3-5 -- Forces and motion
PS2A 6-8 -- Forces and motion
PS2A 9-12 -- Forces and motion