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Design Challenge: Six Simple Machines

Design Challenge: Six Simple Machines
Six Simple Machines

In this Design Challenge: Six Simple Machines three teams must create a device that takes advantage of these six simple machines. This will require that each team be assigned TWO of these six and in a matter of 15 minutes they must create a new tool. What they create is entirely up to them, provided they use all their simple machines.

On an urban farm, sometimes there are tools that we do not yet have. It is an enormously useful skill to be able to see the pattern, structure, and process of what tool you need and why. Then we need to be able to use those tools to make new ones.

Extra Credit

  • Teams get 10 points if they create a new tool in under 15 minutes
  • Teams get an additional 5 points if their tool can be used WITH another teams tool
  • Teams get an additional 5 points if they can make two more tools in the last 10 minutes

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