1. Contextual Challenge (the problem that needs solving)


The combination of force and movement defines power, and a mechanism manages power to achieve a desired set of forces and movement. A mechanism is usually a piece of a larger process, known as a mechanical system or machine. You will investigate basic mechanisms and their operations.

2. Specification (the list of criteria than needs to be completed to solve the problem)




Build a different lever classes. Be able to build and test the 3 classes of levers. Build a compound pulley system.
Build a pulley system. Be able to build and test multiple pulley ratios. Build a bell crank linkage and treadle linkage.
Build a gear system. Be able to build and test multiple gear ratios. Build a compound gear system,
Build a reverse motion linkage system. Be able to build a parallel motion linkage system.