Helping Hand

Design and build a device with a long handle that can grab an object that’s hard to reach. This is an “assistive device”—it helps you do something you couldn’t otherwise do easily. Engineers have built some amazing assistive devices to make life better for people facing challenges, including prosthetic arms and legs, wheelchairs, and computer programs that make speech possible.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Hands-On Activities
Topic(s):Simple Machines, Technology/Materials
Grade:6-8, 9-12
Time:60 minutes or less

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