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Mechanisms

Students examine the fundamentals of simple machines in the study of gears, sprockets, levers, and pulleys while experimenting with gear reduction, speed reduction, and mechanical advantage devices.

Project-based activities include:

Activity: Trainer Components & Functions
Activity: Internet Research - Inventions
Activity: Three Classes of Levers
Activity: Single and Double Pulleys
Activity: Internet Research - Exploring Gears
Activity: Changing the Direction of Force
Activity: Gear Trains & Speed Change
Activity: Multiple Speed Reductions
Activity: Crazy Contraptions
Activity: Narrative Writing & Checkpoint Test
Activity: Sprocket Gears & Chain Drives
Activity: Design Brief
Activity: Argumentative Writing, Career Research & Planning, and Checkpoint Test

LAB

College & Career Ready Labs

GRADES

Recommended 6 to 9

CURRICULUM HOURS

10

CAREER CLUSTERS

STEM, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

FEATURES

• Project-Based Learning
• Career Ready Practices
• Reading and Writing in Context
• Customizable Content

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