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Lesson Title:
Windlass

Teachers:
Ms. Jami Turnquist (Primary)
Dr. Gabriel Bruguier

Brief Description:
This lesson goes over a quick review of triangles and their use in structures, as well as the six types of simple machines.

Topics Introduced:
Structures and simple machines
Suggested Grade Levels:
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade

Subjects:
Industrial Technology
Engineering

Lesson Information

Learning Expectations:

To understand the use of triangles in architecture and structures, and learn about the six types of simple machines and how they're implemented in everyday life.

Plan Of Action:

Students will build a windlass type machine to lift a load.

Students should be split into teams or 2 or 3. Each team will have access to craft sticks and a limited amount of hot glue.

The requirements for the project is that the windlass should span two desks, or one table. It should also have trusses built in to support the supplied axle.

Data Set Used:

Students will be given rules and supplies for the activity.

Materials Needed:

This activity requires the following:
1. Hot glue gun/hot glue
2. Craft sticks
3. An axle (one for the class)

Preparation Period:

1. Download powerpoint to computer ahead of time and look through material.
2. Have an idea how many members you want in each group.
3. Have supplies ready for groups (hot glue, craft sticks, axle)

Implementation Period:

Lesson will last approximately 45 minutes. Allow 10-15 minutes for powerpoint and questions, 20 minutes for building, 10 minutes for testing.


Lesson Files

Simple Machines and Structures
Powerpoint used for lesson
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