Grab Lab Activity

$4.00

Single SKU: 1824-73
10 Pack SKU: 1824-63

Have you ever seen a bird catch a worm or a chipmunk stuff their cheeks? How do they do it? Animals have evolved some pretty amazing grabbers and tools over time. In this activity, make your own simple grabber out of TeacherGeek connector strips and screws, then design and build it better to be like our feathered and furry friends. Download the Kids Engineering Challenge document for a quick Build Guide and how to set up Challenges to build grabbers like eagles, robins, monkeys, chipmunks, and even our own human hands!

Grab Lab Activity Document Downloads

Have you ever seen a bird catch a worm or a chipmunk stuff their cheeks? How do they do it? Animals have evolved some pretty amazing grabbers and tools over time. In this activity, make your own simple grabber out of TeacherGeek Connector Strips and screws, then design and build it better to be like our feathered and furry friends. Download the Kids Engineering Challenge document for a quick Build Guide and how to set up Challenges to build grabbers like eagles, robins, monkeys, chipmunks, and even our own human hands!

Out of the Classroom

Grab Lab All-in-One Document

Download the All-in-One Document

This build guide has everything you need to construct an example Grabber, 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

Grab Lab All-in-One - PDF
Grab Lab All-in-One - Editable Word Document

In the Classroom

Download the Grab Lab Build Guide

Start by making a simple grabber and then add your own designs to make it better. Students/kids are encouraged to add other components like dowels and gears, but also incorporate recycling materials.

Build Guide - PDF

Download the Grab Lab Engineering Challenge

Included in this document are Challenge Sheets to facilitate further tinkering and out of the box thinking. Print each Challenge Sheet and hang them around the room to create different engineering stations. It is recommended to print extra Engineering Notebook Pages as well and have them on hand for the activity.

Design & Engineering Challenge
 - PDF
Grab Lab Engineering Notebook Page - PDF