simple machines

Hello everybody!  This week we started a whole new challenge, Simple Machine.  It was easy to build but to understander simple physics in it, is challenging.  For example, we build a lever but put the pivot point at different place to test out which point can we lift the easiest.  It was the most successful class of all because it does not matter what step we were on, but to understand how it works.  At the end of the class today, most of the students finished book 1 or close to finish book 1.  We will try to finish book 2 in the next class.  Hope all of you had fun.  

simple machine book2

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the final day of simple machines.  This time, we got complex physics machines.  For example,  we use a simple triangle shaped pusher to lift heavy weight easier.  In real life, that is how we use tools to save our energy and time.  The main differences between human and animal is that we know how to use tools to make our life easier.  At the end of the class, we finished book2 and accomplished our goal.  Next week, we are going back to build complex lego toy.  Hope you guys have enjoyed.

Communication ECA Phase 2 Class 4: Simple Machines part2 20200127

Last week in our Phase 2 class we continued on with our simple machines! We’ve been working out of 3 booklets learning an adapting different basic models to learn how we can build efficiently. This picture i attached shows a lever that we have build and how by changing some positions we can change the difficulty it is to lift. Everyone build alot of different models during these classes and at the end I challenged the ones who had finished to create their own simple machines. Some of their ideas were quite impressive.

Communication ECA Phase 2 Class 3: Simple Machines 20200122

Hey guys! Hope you’re all enjoying your week! As im sure you remember last class was abit different from what we’re all used to! Instead of building on set we all built 3-5 different machines all with different configurations and purposes. This class is very essential because it takes all the technical learning we learn with our big machines in the past and it simplifies it so we can really look at the key components. Some of the sets we built included: a crane/fishing rod, an angled weight lifter and a gear crank. 

Everyone did really awesome in this class with exploring and experimenting with these models. See you guys soon for more lego fun!