Activities in Grades 6-8 in Technology

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You’ll cruise through this CO2-vehicle activity with our Getting Started package. It brings together all the materials needed to build 25 Custom Cruisers, plus a video, teacher’s guide, and book to help guide you and your class through the process.

$350.00

Testing student-engineered structures for earthquake resistance will really get things shaking in your classroom. This package includes everything needed for 30 students (in teams of two) to design, build, and test a structure: tower materials, Timber Cutter, Timber Tester, mass plates and associated hardware, EQs Tremor Table earthquake simulator, and Pitsco EQs Earthquake Tower video.

$1,595.00

The need for alternative energies has never been more apparent than now. Get students thinking about energy concepts through this hands-on activity. The Getting Started Package has enough materials for 30 student wind generators, a WinDynamo III for teacher demonstrations or advanced student explorations, and the Eco-Wind Gen video.

$525.00

Wind energy is a growing form of energy in our world. With the Eco-Wind Generator Maker Project, students learn about wind energy and can construct their very own wind generator. The project includes an Eco-Wind Generator II 30-Pack; Eco-Wind Gen video; and three 3-speed, high-velocity fans. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.

$410.00

Students love this activity, and this Getting Started package provides an “eggcellent” vehicle for getting your class into this inventive activity! This package provides materials for 25 students.

$550.00

Updated for the EQs Tremor Table’s floor plate system, these packs gather the building supplies needed for 30 students working in teams of two to build towers. Packs are available with either balsa wood or basswood strips.

The Balsa Wood Class Pack includes 1/8" balsa wood strips, Pitsco colored Structures Glue, 75 Wood Floor Plates, 30 grid sheets, and the Earthquake Engineering EQs Project Book. The pack also has 15 each of the Foundation Block, Tower Block Base, glue bottle, and student guide. Requires hobby knife or Timber Cutter, foam board, pins, and waxed paper, sold separately.

The Basswood Class Pack includes 3/32" basswood strips, Pitsco colored Structures Glue, 75 Wood Floor Plates, 30 grid sheets, and the Earthquake Engineering EQs Project Book. The pack also has 15 each of the Foundation Block, Tower Block Base, glue bottle, and student guide. Requires hobby knife or Timber Cutter, foam board, pins, and waxed paper, sold separately.

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The most affordable package we offer for starting a CO2 dragster activity, it features the EZ Build Dragster – ideal for schools that don’t have standard power or hand tools – and a manual start gate with a floor track system.

$499.00

Hands-on excitement to the max! This Getting Started package provides an easy way for 30 students to get the mousetrap vehicle activity rolling in your classroom. Students experience simple machines and other physics principles through the design and construction of a vehicle powered only by an ordinary mousetrap.

$635.00

An inexpensive way to introduce dragsters into your curriculum, this package offers enough materials to build 50 dragsters and the equipment to race them.

$760.00

Pitsco’s FlightPak, in conjunction with The Metric Glider book (one included), guides students through principles of flight, glider design, and construction of hand-launched balsa wood gliders that they can fly. They can even compete against each other to see which glider can stay aloft the longest. All materials necessary for students’ designing, prototyping, building, and testing are provided. Includes enough materials for 30 students. Requires a hobby knife and ruler, sold separately.

$120.00

Excitement reaches new heights in your classroom when students design and craft their own gliders that can really fly. Included are a wing tester, a wing cutter, the Dr. Zoon Foam Wing Glider Video, and enough materials for 25 student gliders.

$1,195.00

Introducing transportation has never been easier. This Getting Started package includes everything you need to launch your students’ program: vehicle templates, axles, wheels, two test ramps, and the Dr. Zoon Fold-N-Roll Video.

$82.25

Building a car has never been easier. With the Fold-N-Roll Maker Project, students can build simple, folded cars and launch them down the included ramp for fun vehicle-design based activities. The project includes the Fold-N-Roll GS Pack, which has vehicle templates, axles, wheels, two test ramps, and a Dr. Zoon Fold-N-Roll Video. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.

$99.00

With the Invention Explore-A-Pak Maker Project, we provide the supplies while students supply their imaginations. The project includes the Invention Explore-A-Pak, which comes with a wide variety of materials such as rubber bands, straws, basswood, dowel rods, Skill Sticks, balloons, wheels, glue, plastic spools, and more. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.

$195.00

It’s time to build a kite and let it soar sky high with the KaZoon Kite Maker Project. Students can build a kite and discover the principles of flying while having fun outside. The project includes a KaZoon Kites class pack and a Dr. Zoon KaZoon Kite Video. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.

$180.00

“Project on a string” usually indicates an inexpensive activity, and this is no exception. This Getting Started package includes materials needed for 30 tetrahedron kites and the Dr. Zoon KaZoon Kite Video.

$160.00