Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

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 students’ communities that employ the same guided motion they have been studying.

Comments (7)

Section 1

Posted over 4 years by blossomsvideos 00:00:19

Section 2

Posted over 4 years by blossomsvideos 00:06:32

Section 3

Posted over 4 years by blossomsvideos 00:09:23

Section 4

Posted over 4 years by blossomsvideos 00:17:36

Section 5

Posted over 4 years by blossomsvideos 00:25:00

Section 6

Posted over 4 years by blossomsvideos 00:27:43

Teacher Guide

Posted over 4 years by blossomsvideos 00:28:47

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (BLOSSOMS)

Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (BLOSSOMS)

Category: Education | Updated 16 days ago

Created
February 24, 2009 15:23
Category
Tags
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
21685 times

More from Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (BLOSSOMS)

BLOSSOMS - Sustainable Energy: "Can Water be the Future Fuel!?!" (Arabic)

BLOSSOMS - Sustainable Energy: "Can...

Added over 5 years ago | 00:33:33 | 15495 views

BLOSSOMS - Probability Theory

BLOSSOMS - Probability Theory

Added over 5 years ago | 00:34:43 | 11789 views

BLOSSOMS - Uniform Circular Motion and Centrifugal Force (English Subtitles)

BLOSSOMS - Uniform Circular Motion ...

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:27:04 | 2320 views

WHAT'S IN AN EYE - THE EYE'S COMPONENTS AND THE DISEASES THAT AFFECT THEM - LEGENDADO

WHAT'S IN AN EYE - THE EYE'S COMPON...

Added 2 years ago | 00:42:23 | 688 views

The Art of Making a Layer Cake: Proper Construction of Bituminous Roads and Highways

The Art of Making a Layer Cake: Pro...

Added 12 months ago | 00:21:45 | 499 views

The importance of preparation

The importance of preparation

Added over 1 year ago | 00:01:51 | 279 views