The following activities are a fun way to learn about many of the technologies seen in the Star Wars movies. These activities are appropriate in either a classroom or at home and are ideal for children in grades 3-8.
Pass the Salt: Floating Vehicle Design Challenge
Construct your own floating vehicle that can transport salt across a table. In this activity you will create your own hovercraft with a balloon, a water bottle top, and an old CD.
Mystery Boxes: Using Your Sensors
In this activity, you will use your senses other than sight to figure out what object is hidden from view. In this way, you will learn how a robot might investigate a similar situation.
In the Balance: Modeling a Walking Robot
How would you balance a moving object such as a human or a robot? Take on these challenges and learn how well you can balance.
Find out how difficult it is to give directions without using visual clues.
Challenge: Create the Strongest Electromagnet
Design, test, and improve an electromagnet to find out how strong you can make it.
Robot Programming: It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3
Challenge yourself to break down the ordinary task of putting on a jacket into simple steps a robot could follow.