Alexander T. Pond Science & Engineering Resource Center
118 Frelinghuysen Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Make your own mechanical sculptures or stories, known as automata, with familiar materials like cardboard. We’ll use simple mechanisms (like cams, levers, linkages, gears, pulleys, etc.) to make objects move up and down or back and forth or spin around. Design a scene that you imagine, then build a simple machine to make it work.
CMSCE, at Rutgers University, provides professional development for K-12 educators to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning in the classroom.
The activities were a great way for me to visualize what I need to do. Also there were instances when we were able to go through an activity, then choose an topic & design an activity that followed the guidelines.