BLOSSOMS - Using Geometry to Design Simple Machines with Professor Daniel Frey
Video Summary: 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. The prerequisite here is a familiarity with the geometry of triangles and circles. This interactive learning video could be completed in an approximately one-hour class session or it could be presented over two class sessions, allowing more class time for students to engage in hands-on activities. 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 studentsâ€™ communities that employ the same guided motion they have been studying.
Comments (7)
You need to log in, in order to post comments.
Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (BLOSSOMS)
Category: Education | Updated 2 months ago
- Created
- February 24, 2009 15:23
- Category
- Tags
- License
- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (What is this?)
- Formats
- H.264 Video (mp4)
- Additional Files
- Viewed
- 23729 times
More from Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (BLOSSOMS)
Recognizing Chemical Reactions (Por...
Added over 2 years ago | 00:22:42 | 860 views
BLOSSOMS - The Geometry of Paraboli...
Added almost 5 years ago | 00:29:14 | 3405 views
BLOSSOMS - Using Geometry to Design...
Added 6 years ago | 00:51:43 | 5678 views
BLOSSOMS - Ice Skater's Delight: Th...
Added 8 years ago | 00:22:54 | 29317 views
Proper blackboard techniques
Added over 3 years ago | 00:02:50 | 1333 views
BLOSSOMS - Counting Systems (Arabic)
Added 5 years ago | 00:30:02 | 3431 views
Section 1
Posted over 6 years by blossomsvideos 00:00:19
Section 2
Posted over 6 years by blossomsvideos 00:06:32
Section 3
Posted over 6 years by blossomsvideos 00:09:23
Section 4
Posted over 6 years by blossomsvideos 00:17:36
Section 5
Posted over 6 years by blossomsvideos 00:25:00
Section 6
Posted over 6 years by blossomsvideos 00:27:43
Teacher Guide
Posted over 6 years by blossomsvideos 00:28:47