Conveyor Engineering

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Moving along the line. Class members research how a conveyor belt works in order to gain background information. Groups then design a conveyor belt that will carry a piece of candy four feet and along a 90-degree turn. The groups build their conveyor belt, test it, and redesign it if necessary. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research uses for conveyor belts other than those presented in the reading
  • Come up with criteria to determine which design is the best
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires spaces to be able to build and test the conveyor belts

  • Provides a reflection page for pupils to fill out after the activity
  • Includes a reading resource 

  • It may be difficult to acquire the amount of materials it would take for students to produce a wide variety of designs