Activities in Grades 6-8 in Technology

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Prepare to get your wheels turning with the AP Dragster Maker Project. Students use the provided tools and their imaginations to create AP dragsters and test them with the AP Dragster Launcher. The project includes AP Dragster Pack, AP Dragster Launcher, and a hand pump. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.

$555.00

Ailerons, elevators, empennage, rudder – all are terms pertaining to aircraft, but could you or your students explain their functions? Students will gain insight into aircraft flight as they design and test their own airfoils. The construction of their own control-line flying model airplanes will further enhance their understanding of airplane structures. This pack is truly hands on, and each student will have a real flying model airplane upon completion of the activity.

Top-grade balsa wood, adhesives, and all other materials needed for the wing design and flying model airplane activities are included. To pilot the student through the processes (pun intended), a copy of Steve Bachmeyer’s book, Aircraft Structures, is included. Includes enough materials for 25 students. Requires hobby knife, sold separately.

$205.00

This is everything you need to start an introductory dragster activity in your classroom. Features the AP Dragster Designer, which enables students to explore design, aerodynamics, friction, and other concepts.

Includes the following items that can be purchased individually:

  • AP Dragster Designer 30-Pack (36300)
  • AP Dragster Launcher (36020)
  • Hand Pump (34417)

Requires shaping tools such as a coping saw, wood shaver, and sanding stick or sandpaper, sold separately.

$525.00

How do you show young students the basic concepts of force and motion? Try this activity using a plastic bottle to create a racer that flies down the track and is powered by air pressure. These are fun to build, and students personalize their racers with paint, decals, or other items.

Pack includes the kits, launcher, tire pump, and other items needed to lead the activity. Track length is 35' to 40'.

$375.00

Design your bottle and get to racing with the AP Bottle Racer Maker Project. Students decide how to design their bottle and launch it down the track to see whose bottle is the fastest. The project comes with the AP Bottle Racer Class Pack, AP Bottle Racer Launcher, AP Racer Nozzles, and a Deluxe Port Pump. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.

$395.00

Building model bridges from balsa wood is a great way to get students engaged in technology, science, and engineering principles. This Getting Started package includes materials for 25 students, testing equipment, and curriculum to get your classroom into bridge building.

$410.00

There are tons of different bridge designs. With the Balsa Bridges Maker Project, students create bridges and test them out to see which design is best. The project includes a balsa BridgePak 25-Pack, the Bridge video, and the Structure Testing Device. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.

$420.00

Learn about the principles of flight and have students put their knowledge to the test. With the Balsa Glider Maker Project, students can learn about flight and create their own balsa glider design to flight test. The project includes a FlightPak Power Pack and the Dr. Zoon Balsa Glider Video. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.

$140.00

This Getting Started package has enough materials for a classroom of 30 students, including our Metric Glider book; the Dr. Zoon Balsa Glider Video; and a FlightPak complete with materials for designing, prototyping, building, and testing gliders.

$125.00

Soldering skills are a must for building the electronic circuits that are integral to today’s technology. This Getting Started package includes everything you need to introduce 30 students to this basic skill: 30 robot boards, 15 soldering pencils, 15 soldering iron holders, and the Dr. Zoon Learning to Solder Video.

$595.00

Balsa wood or basswood strips, individual bottles of colored Pitsco Structures Glue, The Pitsco Bridge Book, student guide sheets – all the materials you need to complete an exciting bridge design and building activity. Packs are available for a class of 10 or a class of 25. Balsa wood strips are 1/8" x 1/8" x 24". Basswood strips are 3/32" x 3/32" x 24". Construction requires hobby knife or Timber Cutter, small clips, foam board, pins, and waxed paper, sold separately.

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Alexander the Great used catapults. Richard the Lionheart used them. Now you can use the Catapult Kit to overthrow lackluster activities in the classroom!

This Getting Started package provides enough materials for 30 students to build and experiment with their own rubber band-powered catapults. Students discover the effects of various load masses and different rubber bands as they also learn about tension, forces, data graphing, and other concepts.

$249.00
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