Materials List: I’m at the End of My
(Aluminum) Rope!

Each student needs:

  • an engineering notebook

Each student pair needs:

For the entire class to share:

  • tape (recommend no more than 30 cm per group)
  • staplers with staples
  • glue sticks
  • scissors
  • meter sticks
  • paperclips
  • one-hole punch
  • rubber bands

For the teacher:

  • a whiteboard or smartboard
  • multiple samples of metals such as aluminum, copper wire, brass weights, and other metals that can be found around the classroom (to be used during the Pre-Assessment activity)
  • a pair of sheet metal vise grips or strong clamps
  • a plastic or metal bucket with handle; a large and lightweight one would be best
  • marbles or brass gram weights
  • a fish scale
  • a digital scale
  • a mat or thick rug (optional, to muffle the sound of falling objects)