AireForce Pneumatic Machine
Collaborate with classmates to conceptualize, sketch, and build your own air-powered machines! Pneumatic devices use pressurized air for a mechanical advantage. Using syringes, tubing, and a variety of engineering materials, students create their own pneumatic machine like a crane, grabber arm, or an elevator lift by following the Engineering Design Process to create the most functional design. Through the process, students will also learn the difference between pneumatics and hydraulics, understand what pressure is, and discern between compressible and incompressible fluids. Recommended for Elementary and up.
The included lesson direction details setup instructions, activities by grade level, learning objectives, and teaching suggestions to expand lessons.
- Syringes, 12 Ea
- Tubes, 6 Ea
- Paperclips, Set of 100
- Pipe Cleaners, Set of 100
- Paper Cups, 3 oz, Set of 100
- Rainbow Popsicle Sticks, Set of 1000
- Orange Tennis Balls, Set of 6
- Balsa Wood Set, 36"L (varying heights and widths), Set of 33
- Deluxe Vinyl Floor Tape, 180'L x 1"W, 4 Ea
- Lesson Direction, 1 Ea