6-12 and Informal
In this challenge, students follow the engineering design process to do the following:
1. Design and build a crane out of cardboard.
2. Figure out ways to reinforce the crane’s arms so they don’t collapse under a heavy load.
3. Build a crank handle.
4. Use the results of their testing to improve their cranes.
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This activity is part of the On the Moon Educator Guide