Fifth through Eighth grade students spent Maker Thursdays in February building simple machines (levers, pulleys, etc) and moving on to motorized machines using a new LEGO activity pack which includes ropes, pulleys, gears, crankshafts, and electric motors. Some chose to follow step-by-step instructions, while others chose to creatively put together a moving vehicle, with varying degrees of success. These 'toys' allow kids to see the relationships between force and motion, a great introduction to physics.
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