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Gears, Gears and More Gears

posted Jan 25, 2011, 6:24 PM by K Day   [ updated Nov 10, 2011, 11:53 AM ]

Today we started a Lego Lesson that I thought would be quick and simple. Of course when have Lego's ever been "quick" in our home? NEVER!  Low and behold the lesson was to build 9 variations of gears. It was a great lesson as Taka' solidified his understanding of how gears work, the differences between a Drive Gear and a Driven Gear, as well as ratio's. Between the actual building, math (division, addition and multiplication) to figure out ratio's, recording our observations and "modification" building we burned through 3 hours. Although we missed guitar practice today it was a great lesson and once again Taka has learned a lot from his Lego's :) 

A few pics of a few materials...