IGG INTEREST BADGE Guide Engineering Option 04 (iii)

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Take on an Engineering Challenge (iii Mechanical Hand)


• Straws
• Tissue paper
• Glue/sellotape
• Empty toilet rolls
• Clay/blu tack/play doh/plasticine
• String/thread/needle
• Latex gloves
• Paper/card
• Wire/Elastic bands
• Ping pong ball/keyboard
• Hard Boiled Egg!


Aim of Badge:
Engineering is everywhere and everyone can be an engineer

This Badge has 4 options of which 4 must be completed
Option 4 has 5 sub sections of which 1 must be completed using the engineering design process

Mechanical Hand

Instructions (please refer to more detailed instructions attached)

 Preparation
• Collect materials (see suggested material).
• Print (in colour) Handout 1, 2 & 3 overleaf: one set for each team.
• Print Handout 4 – one for each girl

 Introduce Scope of Project

 Brain Storm

 Draw

 Construct

 Debrief

 Engineering Badge Celebration and Cool-Down Game (Evaluate)

 Upload evaluation (data) on link:

Attachments/Template needed for activity? Yes 14 pages


  • Engineering Design Process
  • IGG
  • Interest Badge Guide Engineering
  • Mechanical Hand

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