Why don’t playgrounds use motors?

This semi-open-ended lesson offers students a chance to demonstrate their understanding of physical science forces and simple machines in an engineering creation of their own design. Perfect for use as a capstone-style project, students create a piece of playground equipment that demonstrates at least one physical science principle. Using the engineering design process, students iterate and test a design out of Whybricks, then also create a plaque to sit alongside their design, explaining the science at work.



Use this lesson to guide your students while investigating and exploring the following aspects of physical science and/or engineering:

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