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Simple Machines

Lesson explores the engineering behind the conveyor belt and considers the impact this invention has had on transportation and the coordinated shipping and delivery of...
This lesson focuses on the tools and equipment used during technical rescue operations. Teams of students construct rescue devices from everyday materials. They then test...
This lesson demonstrates the difference between precision and accuracy. Students design a device that can shoot a basketball free-throw shot accurately every time.
This lesson focuses on trebuchet design. Teams of students construct trebuchets from everyday materials. They then test their trebuchets to determine the farthest distance they...
Lesson focuses on simple machines and how they can be found in many everyday items. Students explore the different types of simple machines, how they...
Lesson focuses on the concept of force and the use of pulleys to reduce required force.