STEM hydraulics

STEM is all around us in our daily lives, simple forces that we all understand such as push and pull can be utilised for our own means. Using often simple machines or ideas we can manipulate forces to make tasks easier.

Hydraulics are a reliable means to magnify and transfer forces from one place to another and historically found their way into many machines, some still to this day such as mechanical excavators and car brake systems. These activities encourage children to think about how what they are looking at works and give a grounding to an inquisitive mind to understand how many things we take for granted work.