Activities in Grades 6-8 in Technology

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Give students a taste of medieval times with the Catapults Maker Project! This project includes enough materials for students to build and test their own rubber band-powered catapults. This project also comes with labels, compartment tray, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.

$260.00

Endless possibilities come with the ChallengePak Maker Project. With the provided mousetraps, wheels, axles, dowel rods, wood strips, rubber bands, balloons, and more, the only limit to creating something exciting is your imagination. The project includes the ChallengePak, which provides enough materials for 25 students. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.

$259.00

Learn about the aerodynamics of cars with the Middle School CO2 Dragster Maker Project and start racing today. The project includes a balsa DragPak, Dr. Zoon Dragster Videos, graph paper, the EZ Finish Gate, and the EZ Start Gate. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.

$780.00

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
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