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Carolina™ Simple Machines: Inclined Planes Kit

Item # 751344 Exclusive

Grades 6–12. Explore inclined planes and investigate their ability to create a mechanical advantage. Student groups use 5 different inclined plane setups and measure the force needed to lift a load. They calculate the ideal and mechanical advantage and efficiency of each. Kit includes instructions and inclined planes for 15 student pairs.

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$85.00

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Grades 6–12. Introduce your students to the inclined plane, the simplest of the simple machines. The activities in this kit help students explore inclined planes, force, effort, mechanical advantage, and more.

After covering the basics on inclined planes, incorporate 1 or more of these lesson extensions:

  • Measure the distance travelled by the mass, along with the force applied, to calculate the amount of work necessary to lift the load for each inclined plane.
  • Alter the surface of the inclined plane with different materials and then determine the coefficient of friction for each.
  • Repeat the lab activities using die-cast cars as the load, and discuss the difference between rolling and sliding friction.
  • Use force sensors to collect more accurate data.

Kit includes instructions and inclined planes for 15 student pairs. Student groups use 5 different inclined plane setups and measure the force needed to lift a load. They also calculate the ideal and mechanical advantage and efficiency of each. Needed but not supplied for each pair: spring scale, meter stick, hanging mass, ring stand, and clamp. Kit does not cover special case inclined planes, wedges, and screws.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
 
Components Qty Included?
Boards 15 Included
Binder Clips 15 Included
Wooden Dowels 20 Included
Digital Resource Instruction Card 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Spring Scales 15 Needed, Not Included
Meter Sticks 15 Needed, Not Included
Hanging Masses 15 Needed, Not Included
Ring Stands 15 Needed, Not Included
Clamp Holders 15 Needed, Not Included
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