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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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Ballistic Chronograph, 1915
Machine of the Month

Ballistic Chronograph, 1915

BALLISTIC CHRONOGRAPH
James Pitkin & Co, London, C 1915, Le Boulenge type.

This clever device measures the speed of bullets.

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12 Machines of Christmas
Machine of the Month

12 Machines of Christmas

Twelve of our favorite machines profiled here.

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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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Tools and Toolboxes (2021 Mini Exhibit)
Multimedia Resources

Tools and Toolboxes (2021 Mini Exhibit)

A gallery of the historic toolboxes from our collection.

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“What’s in the Basement” Video
Multimedia Resources

“What’s in the Basement” Video

For Halloween, what could be better than touring an old basement? We discuss what was there – how the flood affected the building – and more.

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Memory Drum, 1970
Machine of the Month

Memory Drum, 1970

18 inches in diameter, and it stores 500 KB.

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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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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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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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