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APM & Sparkshop: Energy Transfer
Lesson Plans

APM & Sparkshop: Energy Transfer

APM is proud to present Sparkshop designed curricula for upper elementary: designed for remote learning, in-person learning, or a hybrid. This curriculum set includes the following lessons and is aligned […]

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Heim Centerless Grinder, 1918
Machine of the Month

Heim Centerless Grinder, 1918

 In Robert V. Jacobs’ biography, Lewis R. Heim, Mechanical Genius of Modern Industry,  Jacobs describes Heim as “a mechanical genius and industrial entrepreneur whose many inventions helped usher in the […]

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Blick No. 5.
Machine of the Month

Blick No. 5.

Blickensderfer Manufacturing Company, Stamford, CT 1893 Blickensderfer typewriters have an unusual claim to fame: they’re extremely portable. Advertisements for the Blick in the late 1800s featured a series of characters:   […]

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Logarithmic Slide Rule
Machine of the Month

Logarithmic Slide Rule

Let’s assume that you haven’t ever considered how to make a slide rule.  We have a machine at the Museum that did make them. It worked for the Keuffel & […]

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Simple Aerospace
Activity

Simple Aerospace

What forces and materials help airplanes fly? This summer camp theme explores Simple Aerospace. Project: Description: Related concepts and machines: Principles of Flight: Forces and Axes From NASA: Principles of […]

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Repeatability and Mass Production
Activity

Repeatability and Mass Production

What are some techniques for mass production? This summer camp theme explores REPEATABILITY! And if you’ve never heard the word, it’s one we use here at the museum quite a […]

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Make it Move, Part 2
Activity

Make it Move, Part 2

How do we make machines move? This summer camp theme explores MOTION!  See part one for sensors and more. Project: Description: Related concepts and machines: Machine Dissection From APM. Discuss […]

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Power & Energy, Part 1
Activity

Power & Energy, Part 1

How do we use power to run a machine? This summer camp theme explores ENERGY! See part 2 for more. Project: Description: Related concepts and machines: Energy Transfer Dynamo, Motor, […]

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Power and Energy, Part 2
Activity

Power and Energy, Part 2

Why does good wiring matter? This summer camp theme explores POWER! See part one for kinetic energy and more. Project: Description: Related concepts and machines: Wind Power From TeacherGeek.  Build […]

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Make It Move, Part 1
Activity

Make It Move, Part 1

How do we make machines move the way we want them to?

This summer camp theme explores MOTION!  See part one for Simple Machines and more.

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