Engineering for a Cause - Mechanical Engineering: Ball Maze | Grades 3rd-8th

Boise , ID
Tuesday Mar 19, 2019 - Tuesday Mar 19, 2019
Friendship Square

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Workshop: Mechanical Engineering: Ball Maze | Grades 3rd-8th

Grades: 3rd - 8th

Date and Time: March 19, 2019. 9AM-12PM

Location: Friendship Square, 610 Reserve St, Boise, ID 83702


Workshop Description: Many toys we see today were designed by Mechanical Engineers. In this fun Mechanical Engineering workshop, students will be challenged to create a mechanism that will allow them to control a ball in a ball maze. Students will be introduced to Free Body Diagrams to better understand applied forces, movements, and resulting reactions on a body. Students will use their creativity and imagination to build a game that is fun for all ages!


These workshops will help students gain valuable 21st Century skills that will help them be successful in life. Activities are catered to support various age groups taking into consideration the physical, social, and cognitive development of our students. Students will be challenged to:

  • Think Critically and Problem Solve
  • Use Their Creativity and Imagination
  • Collaborate, Communicate, and Practice Teamwork
  • Be a Leader and Take Initiative
  • Improve their Social and Emotional Skills


Date 03-19-2019 9:00 am
End Date 03-19-2019 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02-09-2019
Capacity 24
Spots Available 24
Individual Price $40.00
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