Summer Symposium Series: Engineering Career Resources
A career in engineering would let you help people through designing and implementing the things they use in their daily lives.
Careers with Form and Function
Students explore careers that involve the concepts of form and function.
Innovating with Form and Function
Students use their understanding of form and function to design an innovative object or device.
Assistant Crane Operator
Simple Machines: Pulleys
6 images of some objects such as in fitness equipment which use wheels with grooves in their rims called pulleys for movement
Simple Machines: Levers
6 images of some objects such as tweezers, scissors and wheel barrows that use the lever principle to create movement for a specific purpose
Simple Machines: Inclined Planes
5 images of examples where inclined planes are used to help lift or move objects such as ramps for accessibility or entertainment
10 images of some spherical objects such as golf balls and tennis balls that are made of different materials and used for specific purposes
Students develop and apply the skills of sorting & classifying, comparing & contrasting and predicting as they explore magnetism as a non-contact force that causes movement.
How does a wheelbarrow help you carry heavy loads?
In this hands on activity build a wheelbarrow from simple materials to explore just how useful simple machines can be!
How can you lift a marble off a table without touching it with your hands?
Is it magic? No - it’s physics! Use circular motion to overcome the force of gravity and amaze your family!
How can I move water with just a comb?
Have you ever experienced static electricity? Like when you pull a wool sweater over your head in the winter? See what else static electricity can do in this hands-on activity.