Gears & Pulleys Tinker Set Activity Documents

Gears & Pulleys Tinker Set Activity Documents

Gears & Pulleys Tinker Set Activity Document Downloads

Start with the Build Guide to craft an example Tinker Set or take advantage of our optional supplementary documents for deeper learning and understanding, both in and out of the classroom. Start the activity by building the example Tinker Set. Learn about ratios and proportions by completing the optional Lab

Make It Your Own: The documents for this activity are available in PDF and Microsoft Word format.
If you wish to edit a document, simply download the Microsoft Word format.

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This build guide has everything you need to construct an example Gears & Pulleys Tinker Set, along with your own designs through the Engineering Process. Perfect for libraries, boy and girl scouts, science fairs, kitchen table, maker's fairs and after school use.

Basic Build Guide - PDF
Basic Build Guide - Editable Word Document

Advanced Build Guide - PDF
Advanced Build Guide - Editable Word Document



With the optional Engineering Challenge, create kinetic sculptures from your
gears and pulleys tinker sets. Spin, animate and interact through hands-on,
maker's art. Then, go through the design process to create unique amusement
park attractions using gears and pulleys sets to change directions, increase
speed and transmit force over huge inclines.

Design & Engineering Challenge - PDF
Design & Engineering Challenge - Editable Word Document

Zoetropes & Thaumatropes with Gears - Jpeg


After you build an example tinker set, explore the optional labs.
Learn about gear ratios and proportions, as well as concepts
such as mechanical advantage, torque, rotation and speed ratio.

Basic Ratios & Proportions Lab - PDF
Basic Ratios & Proportions Lab - Editable Word Document

Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook

Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook
is designed to help students cycle through the Design & Engineering Process and
help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for
each iteration of design. It is recommended that extra pages are printed and on-hand.

Gears & Pulleys Tinker Set Engineering Notebook - PDF
Simple Engineering Notebook - PDF
Engineering Notebook - PDF


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NGSS Standards Download - PDF
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