Instructional Video

Simple Machines

Sometimes simple machines don't seem so...simple. The video lesson explains the principles of simple machines. Viewers also discover the concept of mechanical advantage and how it affects the forces related to simple machines. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in simple machines so classes can experiment with them
  • Create different mechanical advantages for scholars to experience
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects learners to have a basic understanding of simple machines
  • Resource is the 11th installment in a 15-part video series
  • Uses diagrams to illustrate the new concepts
  • Consistently uses notation throughout the video
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