Even if you personally don’t want to move to Mars, most likely someone in your family is fascinated by space. It’s hard not to be – rockets, zero gravity, the unfathomable distances, survival in such a hostile environment.
This crate comes with everything you need to invent an outer space hydraulic can crusher so you can crush cans like an astronaut.
Engineers use hydraulics to get a lot of force out of a little package. Learn about forces as they apply to hydraulics. Pull up CAD models and lessons online. Learn about Pascal's Law using a hydraulic thumb war game. Then explore mechanical advantage with the same game, using different-sized parts. Next make a hydraulic pump. And then, take all the learning to create a can crusher out of surprisingly slight materials.
Each crate includes: 4 hydraulic activities, a research log, and detailed instructions.