# Mechanics

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### Lever and Screw Simple Machines Lesson

3 years ago

This is part 2 of a 6 part hands-on unit on Inventions and Simple Machines. Build and test catapults, lift an adult using a lever, test out screws of various threads, and more! My lessons are geared toward 3rd-4th grade level children and their siblings. These are lessons I created to do with a...

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### How does a roller coaster work? - the physics of circular motion

5 years ago

How come that bodies don't fall circling vertically to the ground? What is the force that overcome its weight? What is the physics behind excitements like a roller coaster trip? The article presents the answer on these and similar questions and addresses an overview of the uniform circular motion.

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### Calculator Techniques for Engineering Mechanics Using Casio Calculators

15 months ago

Are you interested in the different calculator techniques in Engineering Mechanics? This is the right place for you. A step-by-step guide to different calculator techniques in Engineering Mechanics.

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### Inclined Planes and Wedges Lesson

3 years ago

This is part 1 of a 5 part hands-on unit on Simple Machines and Inventions. Race cars down ramps, compare carrying luggage to pulling it up an inclined plane, slice through apples using wedges,...!

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### Projectile Motion-how far can one throw a javelin?

5 years ago

The article addresses thy physics of projectile motion. Firstly we discuss vertical and horizontal projectile as a special case of this type of motions, caused by the gravitation force. All basic concept relating projectile motion, including trajectory, initial velocity, horizontal range are...

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### Types of Simple Machines

6 years ago

Simple Machines come in 6 different classifications: pulleys, levers, inclined planes, wedges, wheels and axles, and screws. Each category contains several types of everyday tools.

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### Gears and Pulleys Simple Machines Lesson

3 years ago

This is part 4 of a 6 part hands-on unit on inventions and simple machines. Build and test pulleys, play pulley tug-of-war, find out how a clock works, and more! My lessons are geared toward 3rd-4th grade level children and their siblings. These are lessons I created to do with a weekly homeschool...

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### How to Build a Newtonian Demonstrator

13 months ago

A Newtonian demonstrator is also called the "Newton's Cradle" and is sold as an office desk toy. It comes in a dramatic range of sizes and shapes, as you can see. The Geek Group in Kalamazoo makes the giant size.

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### Wheels and Axles Lesson

3 years ago

This is part 3 of a 6 part hands-on unit on Inventions and Simple Machines. Build and test waterwheels, use cylinders to make wheel cookies, experiment with matchbox cars to demonstrate friction, compare the mechanical advantage of an adult and a children's bicycle, and more!

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### What is the Function of a Force Table?

6 years ago

A Force table is a tool to demonstrate Newton's First Law and how vectors work. It is common in most physics classroom labs. Newton's First Law: An object at rest remains at rest and an object in motion conitnues in motion with constant velocity...

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