The Force & Motion sequence consists of four curriculum units, which integrate math science, engineering and literacy across the elementary grades.

Mech-a-Blocks

Mech-a-Blocks are sets of brightly colored pegboard shapes and paper fasteners, which children use to construct and experiment with mechanical devices.

MechAnimations

This unit focuses on the analysis and design of two-dimensional mechanical linkages, constructed from pegboard strips and boards, joined by pivots.

ArithMachines

This unit uses mechanisms to motivate and illustrate concepts of direct and inverse proportion, Mechanical Advantage, the Law of the Lever, and Conservation of Energy.

Pop-Ups

Pop-ups are three dimensional linkages, which richly illustrate concepts of motion in two and three dimensions, distance, angle, parallel and intersecting lines, symmetry and systems.

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