Students explain how machines make work easier. They calculate mechanical advantage. Students describe the six types of simple machines and calculate the ideal mechanical advantage for different types of simple machines.
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What's the Biggest Machine in the World?
Which is the biggest machine of them all? A Real Engineering video claims that the biggest machine in the world is the US electrical grid and its components. It describes the first electrical plant made by Edison as well as various other...
10 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science
Why Don't Perpetual Motion Machines Ever Work?
It turns out that some laws were definitely not meant to be broken! A short illustrative video explains why the first and second laws of thermodynamics prevent perpetual motion machines from actually moving perpetually — and why...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Allowing Students to Explore Simple Physics and Marketing in English Class
Scientific method, linear measurements, friction, inertia. Imagine learning scientific vocabulary in an ELA class. Before researching and developing a presentation about simple machines, class members build a common, but decidedly...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable