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Website: Engineering for Young Children

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The Force & Motion sequence of City Technology, The City College of New York (CCNY), consists of four curriculum units that integrate math science, engineering and literacy across the elementary grades. For each, teachers can find lesson plans, down-loadable curriculum guides, and standards alignments. For more activities and lessons, see City Technology’s projects page for educators.

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

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.

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

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

For more activities and lessons, see City Technology’s projects page for educators.

City Technology, The City College of New York, Steinman Hall Room 269, New York, NY 10031 Tel: +1 (212) 650 8389 Email: citytechnology@ccny.cuny.edu

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