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Inclined Plane Classroom Set

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6685

Price: $132.40

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Inclined Plane Classroom Set for physical science and physics includes inclined planes, end pulleys and string and support rods. Made of durable wood with a smooth finish.

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Equip your entire physical science class with these sturdy yet inexpensive inclined planes. The Inclined Plane Classroom Set includes inclined planes, end pulleys, string and support rods—enough for eight groups of students. Mechanical Advantage with an Inclined Plane laboratory instructions give students hands-on experience conducting experiments to learn the benefits of an inclined plane commonly referred to as a ramp. Inclined planes are made of durable wood, have a smooth finish and measure 5" × 19". Hall’s carriages, support stands and clamps and spring scales or slotted weight sets are required for this laboratory, but are not included.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Aluminum rod, ¼" diameter, 7⅞" long, 8
Hex nut, zinc & yellow plated steel, ¼"-20, 16
Hex screw, zinc-plated steel, ¼"-20, 1" long, 16
Inclined plane with 4 holes, MDO plywood, ½" x 4⅝" x 18¾", 8
Pan screw, stainless steel, 4-40, 1" long, 16
Pulley for inclined plane, 8
String, thin, ball of ⅙ lb, 331 m
Washer, flat, stainless steel, ⅛ i.d., 5/16" o.d., 16
Wing nut, 6/6 nylon, 4-40, 16

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
MS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
MS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
MS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution
HS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
HS-PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

Crosscutting Concepts

Stability and change
Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

MS-ETS1-1: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
MS-ETS1-2: Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
MS-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
HS-ETS1-1: Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
HS-ETS1-2: Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
HS-ETS1-3: Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.