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Item #: AP6931

Price: $165.00

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Simple Machines Laboratory Kit for physical science and physics allows experimentation with four types of simple machines—the inclined plane, pulley, gears and levers.

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Item# AP10316 AP10238 AP10160 AP6931
Size 3 Student Groups 3 Student Groups 7 Student Groups 7 Student Groups
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This lab kit allows students to experiment with four types of simple machines—the inclined plane, pulley, gears and levers—and study their advantages. Students learn about gear ratios, first-, second- and third-class levers and pulley combinations, comparing their mechanical advantages to determine which setup provides the most benefits. Lab stations are easy to set up—student groups rotate through each, experimenting with one simple machine at a time. All of the activities can be completed in two class periods. Includes complete instructions with background information, student worksheets, sample data and answers to all questions.

Standard laboratory equipment, such as support stands, clamps, 250-g spring scales and meter sticks, are required but not included.


Materials Included in Kit for 7 Student Groups: 
Aluminum rod, ¼" diameter, 7" long
Gear set of 3, ", 1-3/16", and 1" o.d., 2
Hall’s carriage, economy
Hex nuts, zinc and yellow plated steel, ¼"-20, 2
Hex screws, zinc-plated steel, ¼"-20, 1" long, 2
Hooked weights, 100 g, 7
Inclined plane with 4 holes, MDO plywood, ½" x 4" x 18¾"
Lever clamps with hanger, 3
Machine screws, 10-24 thread, 4" long, 6
Nuts, steel 10-24, ", 12
Pan screws, stainless steel, 4-40, 1" long, 2
Polycarbonate gear boxes, clear, glue and folded, 3/16", 2
Pulleys, double, 6
Pulley for inclined plane
Pulleys, single, 3
Spools, wood, ½" x ⅝", 6
String, thin, ball,  lb, 331 m
Washers, ½" o.d., #10, 6
Washers, flat, stainless steel, " i.d., 5/16" o.d., 2
Wing nuts, 6/6 nylon, 4-40, 2