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Simple machines made simple [electronic resource] / Ralph E. St. Andre.

By: St. Andre, Ralph E.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Englewood, Colo. : Teacher Ideas Press, 1993Description: 1 online resource (xix, 150 p.) : ill.ISBN: 058512289X (electronic bk.); 9780585122892 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Simple machines | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- MachineryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Simple machines made simple.DDC classification: 621.8/11 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface -- Introduction -- Tools of the trade: masses, making a spring scale, using the spring scale, making a lever, making a pulley -- Things that pivot: the floating hammer, first-class levers, a simple balance, standard but not customary, machine mobiles, the missing dot, second-class levers, more dots, third class levers, cantilevers, deflection, catapults -- Things that turn: toy trucks, windlass, taming the lions, fixed pulleys, movable pulleys, block and tackle, windmills, pulley geoboards, mousetrap cars -- Things that slide: more trucks, levitating the teacher, wisecrackers, cut ups, thread, more threads -- Things that rub: rub-a-dub-dub, easy slider, just warmin' up, slip slidin' away -- Things that work: an uplifting experience, going up?, calculating mechanical advantage -- Things to hang on the wall: a simple bulletin board, a learning center, learning center shape cards -- Things that come at the end: final evaluation -- Things with meaning: glossary.
Summary: Hands on experience activities are demonstrated to give students essential scientific principles associated with machines.
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Hands on experience activities are demonstrated to give students essential scientific principles associated with machines.

Preface -- Introduction -- Tools of the trade: masses, making a spring scale, using the spring scale, making a lever, making a pulley -- Things that pivot: the floating hammer, first-class levers, a simple balance, standard but not customary, machine mobiles, the missing dot, second-class levers, more dots, third class levers, cantilevers, deflection, catapults -- Things that turn: toy trucks, windlass, taming the lions, fixed pulleys, movable pulleys, block and tackle, windmills, pulley geoboards, mousetrap cars -- Things that slide: more trucks, levitating the teacher, wisecrackers, cut ups, thread, more threads -- Things that rub: rub-a-dub-dub, easy slider, just warmin' up, slip slidin' away -- Things that work: an uplifting experience, going up?, calculating mechanical advantage -- Things to hang on the wall: a simple bulletin board, a learning center, learning center shape cards -- Things that come at the end: final evaluation -- Things with meaning: glossary.

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