How do people build everything from cars to giant structures? With machines! Learn about the machines that shape our world and start designing the next generation of machines to change the future.
Inventing and Reinventing Machines will introduce students to simple machines such as levers, pulleys, wheels/axles, pulleys, planes, and screws – tools that shaped the development of human societies. After learning about these simple machines, students will learn about some of the machines that make modern life possible (e.g., internal combustion engines and turbines for energy). With an understanding of the machines that shape our world, students will take part in creative challenges to re-imagine and redesign machines to tackle problems of modern life.
This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.