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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
Time required
A minimum of six 60-minute sessions

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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