Today we kicked off, what we hope is one of many, investigations in our STEAM Lab.  STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics. One of our gorgeous parents Lisa (Edie’s Mum), kindly offered her time to come and facilitate our first session. A small group of students were taking their knowledge of simple machines and working on creating a hydraulic cherry picker machine. The students used a kit – this one here to be precise – and followed the instructions to create a machine that uses water to move an arm up and down.


Here are some pictures of Clare, Chanon, Tase and Edie in action





Lisa and the group followed the instructions to make the hydraulic machine.















Here is Chanon showing us how their machine worked.



Once Edie, Chanon, Tase and Clare completely assembled their machine, they wrote in their writing books about it

Next week, more students will get an opportunity to create some more simple machines, whether from kits or creating their own simple machines!


If you would like to make your own hydraulic machine at home, here are a couple of great videos to get you started!