Part of Course: Engineering Technology (Robotics) Model
Unit Overview / Details
In this unit the students will learn to apply the laws of science to engineering technology. They will learn about simple machines, gearing, mechanical transmission devices, and compute the mechanical advantages of machines. Students will design a mechanical system for a specific application.
- 15 Hours
Content / Concepts
- List six simple machines and give examples of each
- Identify different types of of gears
- Identify mechanical transmission devices and describe how each operates.
- define mechanical advantage and give an example
- Discuss force and rate in a mechanical system
- Design a mechanical system for a specific application
Career and Technical Education Standards
Lessons in this Unit
Through a handful of activities using simple circuits and a multimeter for measuring values, students discover the relationship between volts, amps, and resistance, rather than simply being given an equation and worksheet. Includes hands on circuit building, with graphing of results.
- 1 Class Period (depending on students ability to complete graphs)
- 60 Minutes
Building upon the discovery of Ohm’s law in simple circuit building as well as concepts of simple DC circuits (potato batteries), students progress to build progressively more complex series circuits and continue to record results in an effort to again discover what happens to circuit characteristics when a circuit is made parallel instead of series. Real hands on building of circuits and graphing included.
- 1 Class Period
- 60 Minutes