Erie Canal Simple Machine Challenge

Erie Canal Simple Machine Challenge

Inventor Center

Simple Machines to the rescue! It's time to clear the path to make way for the Erie Canal, but we need your team to build a “stump puller.” Combine levers, pulleys, gears and more to create an engineering marvel capable of extracting stumps out of the ground.


DCI: ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems

ETS1..B Developing Possible Solution

ETS1.C Optimizing the Design Solution

PS2.A Forces and Motion

4.6 Westward Movement and Industrialization

Subjects: Engineering & Design, Physical Sciences
Program Type: Lab Experience
Supporting Curriculum Materials:

Educator Guide Essential Questions Making the Most of Your Visit Correlation to Standards Facilitation (What to Expect, Floor Map) Glossary Resources

Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Start Date: 09/16/2019
End Date: 06/19/2020
Program Length: 60 min.
Earliest Start Time: 9am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Maximum Attendence: 25

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Museum Group Admission: $7 per person; PLUS: $3 additional per person program charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free
Minimum Student Charge: 15

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 3 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

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