Makey Lab – Playground Engineers
It’s day one for our playground engineers! This week, our campers will create five different pieces of playground equipment. Today, they designed and built a seesaw. A seesaw is a lever, and the goal for our campers was to build a see saw that was perfectly balanced with two masses, one on each end, with a pivot point in the middle. The most difficult part of the process was designing that pivot point to allow the seesaw to easily tilt back and forth.
Ask your camper: What is the technical term for the pivot point? Fulcrum