Unit of Instruction

Compound Machines

Program
Middle School
Targeted Grade Level
6th - 8th
Description

In this unit, students use a remote-controlled robot to create different types of mechanisms and compound machines.  Students learn how to create and convert motion as they explore linkages, gears, cams, and more!  

Included Lessons
  1. Intro to Robotics
  2. Mechanisms
  3. Robotic Movement
  4. Compound Machines
  5. Mobile R/C Challenge
  6. Robotic Factory Lift Challenge
Mobile STEM Lab Requirement
Engineering Pathways Mobile STEM Lab
(COMING SOON) Young Engineers Mobile STEM Lab
NGSS Learning Dimensions

 

Scientific & Engineering Practices

  • Developing and using models

  • Asking questions and defining problems

  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Crosscutting Concepts

  • Patterns

  • Structure and function

  • Systems and system models

  • Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation

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