Academy of Engineering Books
Academy of Engineering Books
Academy of Engineering Books
Academy of Engineering Books
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Academy of Engineering Books


This original, awesome curriculum includes 8 full units of Simple Machines. Each unit is comprised of 5 projects that naturally take a student from beginning exploration to mastery as they first do step by step builds, graduate to open ended challenges and conclude with a culminating personal project that demonstrates mastery.

Grades 5-12

Lessons:

Unit Subject Project 1 Project 2 Challenge 1 Challenge 2
1 Levers Block Flipper Find The Fulcrum Super Block Flipper Wheelbarrow
2 Inclined Planes Rise Over Run Ramp & Work Handicapped Access Marble Jump
3 Wheel & Axle Doorknob Cart & Launcher Tire Design Bigger, Better, Faster
4 Pulleys Pulley Frame Crane Weightlifting Extending Ladder
5 Worm Gear & Wedge Snow Plow Worm Gear Spaghetti Chopper Build A Wench
6 Compound Machines Double Lever Stamper Workshop Vice Buid An Ink Stamper Vice Printing Press
7 Work Formula Work Experiment Build & Calibrate Fish Scale Work & Inclined Planes Use Work Formula
8 Trebuchet Fixed Counterwight Swinging Counterweight Great Cup Fling Compound Machine Trebuchet

This comprehensive treatment for fischertechnik users addresses multiple methods of mechanical power transfer. Each unit is comprised of 5 projects that naturally take a student from beginning exploration to mastery as they first do step by step builds, graduate to open ended challenges and conclude with a culminating personal project that demonstrates mastery.

Lessons:

Unit Subject Project 1 Project 2 Challenge 1 Challenge 2
1 Belt Drive Build A Belt Drive Stress-O-Matic Dual Belt Drive Conveyor Belt
2 Chain Drive Build A Chain Drive Chain-Driven Trolley Conveyor II Chain Drive Buggy
3 Idler Gears Not So Idle Idler Gears Vertical Idler Egg Beater World's Longest Idler Gear
4 Universal Joints Amazing Universal Joint Up & Over Universal Drive Shaft Oscillating Fan
5 90 Degree Turns Crowning The Corner Bevel To Bevel Tight Turns In A Helicopter Racing 90 Degreen Turns
6 Flexible Systems Flexible Power Transmission Long Distance Power Transfer Pinball Flipper Flexible Excavator
7 Offsets & Rotating Levers Offset Lever Intermittent Power Crankset Hole Puncher
8 Combined Power Train Combined Drive Flashy Chassis Power Transfer Vehicle Ultimate Power Train

This volume is another comprehensive treatment for fischertechnik users addressing all important aspects of gear train construction including the math applications. Each unit is comprised of 5 projects that naturally take a student from beginning exploration to mastery as they first do step by step builds, graduate to open ended challenges and conclude with a culminating personal project that demonstrates mastery.

Lessons:

Unit Subject Project 1 Project 2 Challenge 1 Challenge 2
1 Gear Reduction Gearing Down Itty Bitty Winch Paper Crinkler More Power
2 Power Ratios Souped-Up Cruiser Amazing Rolling Windmill Drag Racers Who's The Strongest
3 Speed Ratios A Few Quick Turns Blown Away By Speed Ratios Buzz Saw Goal Kicker
4 Worm Gear Reduction A Clever Hoist A Helping Hand Wheelin' With The Worm Worm Driven Gate
5 Reduction with Belts & Chains The Claw: Belt Version The Claw: Chain Version Crossing Guard: Belt Version Crossing Guard: Chain Version
6 Gear Transmission Forward & Reverse Three-Speed Transmission Worm Gear Transmission Four-Speed Transmission Or Six?
7 Torque & Horsepower Torque Horsepower More Motors, More Torque More Power To You
8 Drive Trains Tractor Sled The Tractor Test Your Tractor Pull That Bottle

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