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Gears: A Simple Machine
Fifth graders put one axle in each of four gears finding or making a mark on each gear. They label one gear as the driver, and one as the follower and put the two gears on the baseboard with the marked teeth touching and then turn the driver one complete time around clockwise watching the follower and recording how many times the follower turns and in what direction.
5th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Gears and Proportions
Students explore gears. In this simple machines and ratio lesson, students view a video clip in which front and rear bicycle gears are explained. From a set of gear combinations and gear ratios, students identify high and low gear ratio values.
4th - 7th Math 6 Views 39 Downloads
Junior Solar Sprint Series: Gears and Drive Belts
Activate middle schoolers' minds with this physical science activity. Learners vary the diameter of gears and the number of teeth on them to find how energy output is affected. This writeup features well-developed background information for the teacher and provides a laboratory worksheet for the learners.
5th - 8th Science 5 Views 19 Downloads
Simple Machines V - Wheels and Axles and Gears
Fourth graders investigate the principles and uses of gears, and examine how gears can be used to alter the direction of motion or the speed of an object. They observe two cars with different sized wheels roll down an inclined plane, and conduct an experiment using a gear factory kit.
4th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Work and Play Pulleys and Gears
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Work and Play Pulleys and Gears. For this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
The Mag Mile and ... Torque!
Students use paper plates and detailed directions to build a model of the Michigan Avenue Bridge's gear system. By carefully measuring and cutting "teeth" for the gears of the "Gear Train," they create small gear that will intersect the larger gears, and calculate the amount of torque and power required to move the bridge leaf.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 15 Downloads
Mountain Biking - Riding Uphill
Mountain biking sounds like a lot of fun, but it also sounds like a lot of hard work! You have to get uphill to enjoy the ride downhill. Learn about shifting gears to go uphill and to keep your weight balanced properly. This is one lesson out of five in this mountain biking unit.
7th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Gear Game
Students discuss that the conservatin of energy states that the energy imput must equal the energy output. They then figure out how can a machine help you to perform task otherwise considered impossible? Students discuss the six simple machines and give examples of each.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads