Gears!

Let's make some gears together!

We have gears all around us! In this activity, kids will create their own gears made from bottle caps. Kids will learn about what makes gears spin faster or slower, and why we use gears.

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Gears!
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1 Your Guide

Augusta Udegbunam Learn more about me

I love working with young kids to help their minds explore the numerous possibilities of math and science. Together, we can create fun and exciting experiments, as we develop an understanding of the world around us. I have two degrees - Bachelor of Arts (General Mathematics) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary Mathematics Education). I’ve created a math virtual escape room, done coding for kids, created Co2 Dragster Racing Cars and I love all things financial literacy. When I am not hard at work trying to create the next cool science experiment, you can find me watching college basketball, going for walks around my community, or learning to cook a new meal at home.

2 Materials Needed

large plastic lids (5 to 12 cm diameter), popsicle sticks, toothpick or wooden skewer stick, glue, flexible ruler or measuring tape

3 Learning Focus

  • Collaborating
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical & reflective thinking

4 Registration

You’re selecting a Realtime Single A one-time Livestreamed Activity led by a qualified Guide.

5 Best Suited For:

Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 7 - 9

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

My parents need to be around.

We advise a grown-up is close by to supervise with the materials and tools for safe use. Use safety gear, such as safety goggles, gloves, and wear an old shirt for STEM/STEAM Activities

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.