Count the Seconds

Grade Levels: 4-8 | Duration: 90 min

Design a device that can track a specific amount of time and indicate when that time has passed with a sound or visual signal.
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Lesson Plan PDF

 

Grade Levels: 4-8

Duration: 90 min

Concepts/Skills: Energy transfer, stored energy, simple machines, engineering, optimization, testing

Objectives: Students will:

  • Design and build a device that indicates when a specific amount of time has passed.
  • Use simple machines in their device.
  • Identify the ways in which energy is stored and transferred in their device.
  • Iterate and improve their designs based on testing and observation of failure points.