Lesson Plan

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