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.
Out of the Classroom
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's fairs and after school use.
Looking for something with a little more classroom clout?
Check out the "In the Classroom" section below for classroom-ready document downloads.
Download the Out of the Classroom Build Guide
Basic Build Guide (Elementary) - PDF
Basic Build Guide (Elementary) - Editable Word Document
Advanced Build Guide (Secondary) - PDF
Advanced Build Guide (Secondary) - Editable Word Document
In the Classroom
For classroom use, download the documents below. Use the Classroom Overview for procedure and standards organization, and utilize the optional Labs and Challenges to further enrich the learning process.
Looking to just build and go?
Check out the "Out of the Classroom" section above to get started.
Download the Classroom OverviewTargeted 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
Download the Build Guide
Download the Fluid Power LabLearn 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 - PDF
Fluid Power Lab Answer Key - PDF, password-protected
Download the Design & Engineering ChallengesDesign, 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 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.
Other useful resources:
See how your Hydraulic Arm measures up
Use this to find the angle of your arm