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Rube Goldberg Vocab

Simple Machines, Newton's Laws and chain reaction vocab

Rube Goldberg Machine A machine designed to accomplish a simple task using several interconnected simple machines in a chain reaction process
Simple Machine One of the six basic types of machines, which are the basis for all other forms of machines
Lever A simple machine that consists of a bar that pivots at a fixed point called a fulcrum Example: Seesaw or shovel or baseball bat or hockey stick
Inclined Plane A sloping flat surface set at an angle with no moving parts that is able to lift objects more easily by pushing or pulling the load Examples: Slide or ramp
Wedge A device that is this at one end and tapers to a thin edge at the other. Usually used to force a split or crack in another object Examples--> Axe or scissor or knife
Pulley A simple machine that consists of a grooved wheel with a rope or cable wrapped around it that helps to lift object more easily Examples: Elevators or window blinds or a bucket in a well
Wheel and Axle Two different sized circular objects that are attached together and turn as one Examples: Bike wheels or Car Tires or Gears in a watch
Screw A simple machine that is an inclined plane wrapped around a central cylinder to form a spiral Examples: Drywall Screw or Looping Water Slide or tetherball screw
Mechanical Energy The amount of work an object can do because of the object's kinetic and potential
Potential Energy Stored energy that results from the position or shape of an object
Kinetic Energy The energy an object has due to its motion
Newton's First Law of Motion Law of INERTIA--> An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an outside force
Newton's Second Law of Motion The acceleration of an object depends on the mass of the object and the amount of force applied Example--> An empty shopping cart will accelerate faster than a full shopping cart when pushed with the same amount of force
Newton's Third Law of Motion For every action force there is an equal and opposite reaction force Example--> You push your arm back in the water and your body moves forward as you swim
Chain Reaction A series of events in which each event ending causes the next event to occur
Assembly Drawing a big picture view of the completed project and shows: 1.) a list of all the parts or components. 2.) the general arrangement of these components. 3.) how they fit together, and. the overall dimensions - but not the specifics.
Who was Rube Goldberg? Reuben Lucius Goldberg, ( July 4, 1883, —died Dec. 7, 1970,), American cartoonist who satirized (made jokes) about the American preoccupation with technology. His name became synonymous with any simple process made outlandishly complicated
Created by: HKDambrosio
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