Hydraulic Arm Activity Documents

Hydraulic Arm Activity Documents

Hydraulic Arm Document Downloads

Start with the Build Guide to craft an example Hydraulic Arm, then take advantage of our optional supplementary documents for deeper learning and understanding, both in and out of the classroom. Start the activity by building the example Hydraulic Arm. Learn about pneumatics and hydraulics by completing the optional Lab. Then, design and build your own unique Hydraulic Arm to compete in Design & Engineering Challenges.

Make It Your Own: The documents for this activity are available in PDF and Microsoft Word format.
If you wish to edit a document, simply download the Microsoft Word format.

Download Documents

This build guide has everything you need to construct an example Hydraulic Arm, along with your own designs through the Engineering Process. Perfect for libraries, boy and girl scouts, science fairs, kitchen table, maker fairs and after school use.

Basic Build Guide (Elementary) - PDF
Basic Build Guide (Elementary) - Editable Word Document

Advanced Build Guide (Secondary) - PDF
Advanced Build Guide (Secondary) - Editable Word Document

Design, build and test different End Effector configurations during these engineering challenges. Experiment with material, shape and weight to succeed in competition. Remember, your design is never truly finished, just evolving. Print Engineering Notebook Pages for use with these challenges.

Design & Engineering Challenges - PDF
Design & Engineering Challenges - Editable Word Document

Download the Classroom Overview

Targeted for classroom use, a brief overview about the TeacherGeek Hydraulic Arm documents, activity procedure, educational alignment standards, concepts, vocabulary, background information, and supplementary resources. Includes hyperlinks to document downloads.

Hydraulic Arm Classroom Overview - PDF
Hydraulic Arm Classroom Overview - Editable Word Document 



Learn all about hydraulic and pneumatic power systems in the Fluid Power Lab. There is an answer key for the lab activity as well. Don't worry, the PDF is password protected. Use the code included with your order.

Fluid Power Lab: Imperial Units
Fluid Power Lab (Imperial Units)   - PDF
Fluid Power Lab Answer Key (Imperial Units) - PDF, password-protected

Fluid Power Lab: Metric Units 
Fluid Power Lab (Metric Units) - PDF
Fluid Power Lab Answer Key (Metric Units) - PDF, password-protected


Engineering Notebook

Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook

Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook is designed to help students cycle through the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. It is recommended that extra pages are printed and on-hand during activities.

Simple Engineering Notebook - PDF
Engineering Notebook - PDF


Other useful resources:

Printable Ruler
See how your Hydraulic Arm measures up

Printable Protractor
Use this to find the angle of your arm

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Science & Math Standards

TeacherGeek products fit proposals, grants or lesson plans with ease! Explore more resources below:

Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS Standards Download - PDF
NGSS Standards Spreadsheet - Editable /Searchable Excel Sheet

International Technology & Engineering Educators' Association Standards
ITEEA Standards Download - PDF
ITEEA Standards Spreadsheet - Editable/Searchable Excel Sheet