Levers and Pulleys

Pulleys
621.8 PUL
1 DVD, 13 minutes.
The inhabitants of Mammoth Island need to lift their mammoths so Olive decides to use a simple machine called a pulley to get the job done. Discussion questions and activities -- Downloadable teacher's guide. Series: The Way Things Work.


Levers
621.8 LEV
1 DVD, 13 minutes.
The inhabitants of Mammoth Island need to weigh their mammoth and discover the three classes of levers in the process.
Discussion questions and activities -- Downloadable teacher's guide. Series: The Way Things Work.


Bill Nye the Science Guy: Simple Machines
621.8 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes.
Demonstrates the principles behind a variety of simple machines such as ramps, levers, pulleys and wheels, and shows how simple machines doing complicated things can be found everywhere.

Bill Nye Physical Science: Friction/Simple Machines (Revised)
531 BIL
1 VHS videocassette 52 minutes, 2 teachers guides.
Friction - 26 min - discusses force, energy, and atomic particles.
Simple Machines - 26 min - discusses wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, screw, wedge, and lever.

Bill Nye Friction
531 BIL
DVD- 26 minutes, includes Spanish track
Discusses force, energy, and atomic particles.

Energy
531 ENE
1 VHS videocassette 20 minutes + 1 teachers guide
In this video students learn about the five main forces of energy
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Mechanical Energy
531 MEC
1 VHS videocassette 23 minutes + 1 teachers guide
Learn what energy is, how it behaves, and why it is important in our daily lives.

Mr. Wizard's World: Simple Machines
531 MRW
1 VHS videocassette 25 minutes, 2 dittos, 1 teachers guide.
Activity segments: Household Levers; Mobile Challenge; Spoon Flip; How Many Wheels on a Bicycle?; Pulleys Help You Lift; Gears on a Bicycle. Activities progress from simple to complex scientific principles.

Simple Machines

531 SIM
1 VHS videocassette 20 minutes, 1 teachers guide
Introduces students to simple machines: the lever, inclined plane, wedge, screw, pulley, wheel and axle. Animation and live action illustrate the principles and their usefulness. Includes scenes from Corvallis, Philomath, and other parts of Oregon.

Simple machines
621.8 SIM
1 VHS videocassette, 25 minutes + 1 teacher's guide
Describes how the principles behind a variety of simple machines such as ramps, levers, pulleys, and the wheel and axle assist humans in making their work easier.

Three-Two-One Contact: Friction - Getting a Grip
531 THR
1 VHS videocassette (15 minutes), 1 ditto, 1 teachers guide
Examines the process and purpose of friction in movement.

 

 

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