Gear Down
Character Focus
Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Fine Motor Skills, Spatial Skills, Cognitive Skills

This activity was taken from the Noggin BuilderZ advanced activity book

Objectives:

  • With the DRIVER as green gear 12T and DRIVEN as red gear 36T
  • The GEAR RATION is 1/3 (green gear makes 3 turns and red gear only makes 1 turn)
  • SPEED is 3 times slower
  • TORQUE  is 3 times more (use less effort to drive heavy load)

Gearing Down reduces speed and increases torque

GOING UP HILL

LOAD is high, use GEAR DOWN to reduce the speed and increase torque

Remember:

  • colors of rods and other pieces may vary
  • kit contains small pieces and may be a choking hazard, intended for ages 6+

 


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