Lesson: Ele EV3 - Getting in Gear

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The goal of this lesson is to explore the use of gears to tradeoff between speed and power(torque) in a robot design. Students learn about gearing up, gearing down and calculating gear ratios. There is also an extended lesson on compound gear ratios for advanced students.
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Student will be able to:

1. Explain the behavior of a two-gear gear train

2. Calculate the gear ratio of a two-gear gear train

3. Describe gearing-up and gearing-down in terms of speed and power

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