STEM Starters provide students with essential tools to complete hands-on projects. When combined with everyday items, these materials can be used to design and execute a project using creative exploration and the engineering design process. By approaching a problem or a challenge with this thought process, children are able to make educated guesses, problem-solve, and learn without the fear of making a mistake. This activity kit challenges students to create a hydraulic-powered device. The essential pieces, plastic syringes, and vinyl tubing are provided; it’s up to the young scientists to determine how best to utilize their hydraulic system. Using the engineering design process students will create, evaluate, and redesign their simple machine until their objective is met. Includes enough materials to begin 6 hydraulic devices. 18 pieces total.