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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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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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Bentley Engine
Machine of the Month

Bentley Engine

The Machine of the Month for June 2021 is the Bentley engine, c. 1930.

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What the Bricks Tell Us
Multimedia Resources

What the Bricks Tell Us

Examining the brickwork of the museum’s historic building reveals evidence of structural changes. What does the building’s exterior tell us?

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How did a World’s Fair result in an export contract?
Lesson Plans

How did a World’s Fair result in an export contract?

The 1851 Great Exhibition, at the Crystal Palace in London, allowed exhibitors from around the world to showcase art, industry, and inventions.  Notable American exhibitors included not only Robbins & […]

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How did precision manufacturing spread through the nation?
Lesson Plans

How did precision manufacturing spread through the nation?

Review a family tree of companies. Lesson plan and link to interactive presentation available for free download.

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Water Power
Multimedia Resources

Water Power

In 2007, the American Precision Museum engaged the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) in Washington DC to document the remains of the waterwheel pit and millworks at the 1846 Robbins […]

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