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Engineering Ups and Downs (developed by Try Engineering.org)

  MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Lesson focuses on the engineering behind elevators. Teams of students explore principles and requirements of vertical travel, then design and construct a working elevator to service a toy car garage using wheels, pulleys, string, cardboard and other materials.

Lesson time: 2 - 4 45 mins

Full Lesson Plan [PDF]

Student Worksheets [Word]

 

Science Fair Ideas - Pulley Lift System - Manual Elevator

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle 

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

 

1. Using the following School Science Experiment, you are to create a pulley lift system.

Science Fair Ideas

Materials needed:

Cardboards
4 bobbins
Bamboo stick
String.
DIY Knife
Scissors
Cutting mat

Process

1. Watch the following video:

Science Experiments for School - Manual Lift

https://youtu.be/yRHytrDa-Lk

 

2. First of all take a take a cardboard and cut into number of pieces as in video.
For better design and distinct view we can cut middle part of side cardboard.
Now its time to make lift itself.

3. For this take some small cardboards and make a cubical shape using hot melting glue. If you do not have hot melting glue I suggest you to get one. Since it make our work easier and neat. If not then there are other options such as glue.

4. Glue all the side walls and make a building shape.
Make four holes at each side walls. And pass bamboo through it. Fix four bobbins over each bamboo stick.

5. Attach a pulley handle at one end of bamboo stick.
Glue one end of string at top of lift body and pass through all baboons. Next end of string is glued at bottom of lift.

6. Finally as we rotate pulley handle our lift moves upward and downward.

 

Chair Lift Challenge (developed by TryEngineering.org)

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

 

Teachers - you need to look at this whole lesson before implementing it.

YouTube: Chair Lift Lesson Plan Overview
https://youtu.be/uKx45XtsAp8

 

Lesson Plan
Student Worksheets

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