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32 resources with the concept gears

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Simple Machines

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Planning an elementary science unit has never been simpler! These twelve lessons guide young scientists through an exploration of simple machines and their many uses in the real world before asking them to apply their learning in the...
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Narrative STEM Lessons

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Read on if engineering interests you. Instructors peruse a set of narrative STEM lessons for grades K-6. All activities are based on reading a children's book and then solving a problem using the engineering design process.
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Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Motion is the focus of ten hands-on activities that challenge scholars to build machines invented by Leonardo da Vinci. Following several steps, small groups work collaboratively to recreate machines including levers, pulleys, wheels,...
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Moving Toy Mechanisms

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Who says playing around in class is a bad idea? Precocious physicists engage in building mechanisms that include cams, gears, pulleys, and levers using an interactive lesson. After completing toy tutorials about each topic, users build a...
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The Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of Science #7

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Medieval Islamicate World was truly a world of wonders! Clocks with gears, armillary spheres ... and robots that played music? Journey to ancient Baghdad, the center of science and math with the seventh video in a History of Science...
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Potential and Kinetic Energy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a resource ideal for independent learners who need extra reinforcement or would like to work ahead. These textbook chapters and practice problems cover many basic physics concepts, starting with potential and kinetic energy and...
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Junior Solar Sprint Series: Gears and Drive Belts

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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The Gear Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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How Gears Work

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Lego gears demonstrate the roles of the driver and follower gears. Because of the complexity of math explained in the video, this would be most appropriate for teaching upper elementary scientists about simple machines.
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Mountain Biking - Riding Uphill

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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Goldberg's Gears

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the design principles employed by the engineer Reuben Goldberg. They read a biographical sketch of the artist and then create the context for studying how machines work. They create...
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 3rd Standards
What's the best way to use a simple machine to solve a real-world problem? Scholars construct their own simple and complex machines to explore the concepts of work and force. They discuss examples of simple machines they have found in...
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Gearing Up Gears

For Students 6th - 7th
For this math and science worksheet, students discover the rotational pattern of the action of meshed gears. Students construct gears out of cardboard and investigate the inverse relationship of teeth and turn ratios. There are 8 pages...
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Simple Machines V - Wheels and Axles and Gears

For Teachers 4th
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,...
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Da Vinci: Machines Exhibition

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Transportation devices, military devices, mechanical devices, entertainment devices. The inventions of Leonardo da Vinci are legendary. After viewing images of da Vinci's inventions, class members are encouraged to draft their own...
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Gears 1

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this gears activity, students put together and label gears and see how many turns it takes to go in a given directions. Students then fill in a chart with their results.
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Gears 2

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this gears activity, students use a ruler and gears to conduct an experiment. Students follow 11 sets of directions,write a conclusion, and graph their results.
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Gears 3

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this gears worksheet, students read about putting together different gears and answer short answer questions about it. Students also put together gears and read a story.
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Peak Performance

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students design and build a car that is capable of traveling across the floor quickly, and also up a steep ramp.
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Wind Turbine Kit

For Students 6th - 9th
In this physics worksheet, students set up a wind turbine kit to identify what happens when it is assembled. They describe how energy is transferred within the circuit created and how many blades give the highest voltage.
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The Mag Mile and ... Torque!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners 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...
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Pulleys and Gears

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze an engineering problem. They contrast paper and pencil mastery of concepts with hands-on mastery. They present their design and rationale behind it, whether it works or not.
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LEGO Construction Basics-Axles and Wheels

For Teachers K - 4th
Students examine axles and wheels using LEGO materials. They investigate the uses of axles, gears, and wheels.
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Build a Snowplow

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students design and build a snowplow using LEGO materials. They compete in an Engineer's Challenge to clear a path through Styrofoam peanuts.