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Educator Resource: Curriculum Module

There and Back Again

The frontiers of science are being explored one mile underground-and people must be able to get there and back again! Students use their math and science acumen to design their own model hoist system.
Level
Upper Elementary

Students investigate energy, motion, and energy transfer as they design a system that utilizes a motor to lower and lift a scale model of a Sanford Lab cage; transporting people and equipment to science spaces nearly one mile underground. Students use math skills to calculate area and estimate capacity for the scale models created.

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