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This video is meant to be a fun, hands-on session that gets students to think hard about how machines work. It teaches them the connection between the geometry that they study and the kinematics that engineers use -- explaining that kinematics is simply geometry in motion. In this lesson, geometry will be used in a way that students are not used to. Materials necessary for the hands-on activities include two options: pegboard, nails/screws and a small saw; or colored construction paper, thumbtacks and scissors. Some in-class activities for the breaks between the video segments include: exploring the role of geometry in a slider-crank mechanism; determining at which point to locate a joint or bearing in a mechanism; recognizing useful mechanisms in the students' communities that employ the same guided motion they have been studying.
Subject:
Engineering, Education, Mathematics, Geometry, Physics
Level:
High School
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
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Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Date Added:
06/02/2012
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0
Language:
English, Arabic
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML, Video

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