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Discovery Lab: Simple Machines

Program
Field Trip @ OMSI
Type & Format
Class/Lab
Duration
1 hr
Grade Level
PreK-K
Subject
Physical, Tech + Engineering, Early Childhood
Season
Year-Round
Cost
$
70
Per
Session

This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

How does a seesaw work? What makes wheels on a bike go around? How can you lift heavy objects? Playing with gears, wheels, levers and inclined planes, students learn the ways simple machinery makes our lives easier. Students take home spoon catapults and may create a piece of art for their classroom using gears.

This program takes place in the Discovery Lab in the Science Playground Exhibit Hall. Combine this program with a field trip to the museum.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or register@omsi.edu.

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Preparation

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Standards Addressed

Interaction and Change:
K.2P.1 - Examine the different ways things move.

Engineering Design:
K.4D.1 - Create structures using natural or designed materials and simple tools.
K.4D.2 - Show how components of designed structures can be disassembled and reassembled.