Lesson: ESR Going the Distance with Gears (Group Activity)

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1) Have students mark how far Riley Rover moves from a starting line in 3 seconds.

2) Have students repeat this with Riley geared up and down:

Gearing UP Build Instructions

Gearing DOWN Build Instructions

3) On the whiteboard, mark the gears used and how far the Riley travels. Include the 8, 24 and 40 tooth gears in various combinations (only the 8 & 40 are shown in the build instructions as examples).  These are the same gears used in the previous lesson with the hand-crank/wheel.


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