University of Maryland Extension

Junk Drawer Robotics

The Cecil County 4-H Junk Drawer Robotics and Engineering School Enrichment Program encourages youth to use the processes and approaches of science; the planning and conceptual design of engineering and the application of technology to create "Robots" using everyday household items.

Lessons may include:

Paperclip mobiles; working within a  "Build budget" youth create a paperclip mobile and then race them down a ramp

 See-saw science: "see saw's in the work place! understanding the use of fulcrums and creating a "bug flinger!"

Lunar Landing; "That's one small step for marshmallow, and one giant leap for marshmallow kind!" engineer and create a lunar landing machine to keep your marshmallow astronauts alive!

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