3rd-5th Grade STEMscopes – Summer Enrichment Program

“Eyes, Ears and Hands: Claw Hands” STEM course. 3rd – 5th grade students became engineers for the week! They learned about the Engineer Design Process and different types of technology both ones we think of like computers and cell phones, as well as more uncommon types of technology like rubber bands, tape, wheels, etc. Students were shown a prototype of a claw hand to observe and deconstruct and were then given a budget to buy their supplies. They had to reverse engineer a claw hand without directions or set supplies. Students worked cooperatively to create a claw hand that could pick up a plastic object. Student engineers learned that their road to success may look different, but they were able to build their claw hands successfully, while having a lot of fun!