Middle School STEM Arm Kit


A comprehensive kit originally developed for the BSA STEM program. After building and exploring a robot arm designed to lift and move a soda can and investigating the physics of fluid power, students are challenged to design a solution to a more complex problem using additional materials. A layout board is required for the extra Challenge.

SKU: MS-STEM-ARM Category:


Students will learn about fluid power – the use of pneumatics and hydraulics in the design of engineered systems. They will construct a pneumatic arm that can pick up and relocate a soda can and explore the motion of the arm using hydraulics. Using the extra materials provided they will design a device to solve a more complex task involving a smaller object and a tiered layout board to see who has made the best solution while comparing devices. STEM concepts referenced in the Powerpoint instructions and notes include Center of Gravity, Pascal’s “law”, levers, hydraulic lift as well as a Design Process and Hints and Tips for joining materials.


Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs

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