Fluid Power Basics

What can bulldozers and screen doors have in common? Use this instructional activity on fluid power to find out. It begins with some simple teacher demonstrations, includes a couple of videos, and culminates with an inquiry-based activity to investigate how fluid power works. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Brainstorm different real-world applications of fluid power before and after this lesson with the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The PFPD Activity requires acquisition and assembly of multiple parts
  • Number of PFPDs will indicate the size of groups to use
Pros

  • Multiple worksheets allow for differentiation
  • Provides ideas for assessments and class discussion
Cons

  • Requires a lot of setup