Session: Get a Grip

Get a Grip 

The rocket that clears the metGet a "hold" on a design project. You are a mechanical engineer, and today you face an unusual task. Your supervisor has been given the task of developing a mechanical arm for handling dangerous substances. He has to attend a conference and assigns the development of a prototype to you. In this session, you will design a mechanical arm that will be able to move an object. You will construct your prototype from common materials that will be provided. You will design, test, and redesign you prototype and see just how easily a bioengineering project can be a part of your curriculum.  

Presenters: Cynthia Sanchez, Little Village Academy & Francis Panion, Ravenswood Elementary School 


Student Level: Middle School

Subjects: Biotech, General Science