We have created a STEM hands-on activity for you today! It is easy. You will likely have everything you need at home, and you can have a blast with your little engineers at home.
Let’s explore the world of gears. We can find gears in many places: bikes, machines, clock, etc. Woodford explains that “Gears are used for transmitting power from one part of a machine to another. In a bicycle, for example, its gears (with the help of a chain) that take power from the pedals to the back wheel. Similarly, in a car, gears transmit power from the crankshaft (the rotating axle that takes power from the engine) to the driveshaft running under the car that ultimately powers the wheels.”
Gears can be very handy to increase speed, increase force or to change direction. Can you think about examples of gears we use for each of these?
Have fun with our STEM Hands-on activity and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us!
Learn more about gears at https://www.explainthatstuff.com/gears.html.
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