Glasgow Check In

Glasgow Check In 

December 4, 2015 Baton Rouge, LA - Today we checked in on Team Trace Security mentoring at Glasgow Middle School. Team Trace is leading a project focused on creating a bionic arm! In today's lesson, students created arms using principles of simple machines and hydraulics. The arms were crafted out of balsa wood and syringes and tubes filled with water. The goal was to have to arm open and close. All teams were successful and created arms with the appropriate range of motion. 

Next lesson, the students will move on to using circuits to create an arm powered by electricity! Check out below for more photos! 

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