Helping Hand


From Design Squad Global: Design and build a device with a long handle that can grab an object that’s hard to reach. This is an “assistive device”—it helps you do something you couldn’t otherwise do easily. Engineers have built some amazing assistive devices to make life better for people facing challenges, including prosthetic arms and legs, wheelchairs, and computer programs for speech.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Hands-On Activities
Discipline:Bioengineering & Biomedical, Industrial & Manufacturing, Mechanical
Topic(s):Health, Simple Machines, Technology/Materials
Grade:6-8
Time:30 minutes or less

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