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Mechanical Madness


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    Twin Cities Public Television

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Mechanical Madness

In this online Flash game, learners test their engineering know-how, moving a collection of mechanical parts onto a board to make complete a system of parts that will move a ball from start to finish. Three levels of play (easy, medium and hard) allow learners to work up to this machine challenge.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Simulation

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • computer with internet access and Adobe Flash Player

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Mechanical Engineering
    • Technology
      • Energy and Power
  • Physical Sciences
    • Electricity and Magnetism
      • Electric Motors
    • Energy
      • Potential and Kinetic Energy
      • Energy and Power
      • Work and Machines
    • Motion and Forces
      • Machines
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Invention and Innovation
      • Problem Solving

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • hear
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • DragonflyTV

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc., ©2006

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation

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