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Listed under:  Technologies  >  Machinery  >  Gears
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Moving Machines

This learning object provides simple animations that illustrate how gears work; the bicycle is chosen as an example for further study. The topic concludes with a self test and a tool for developing ideas for further research. Two pdf files, ‘The cost of getting around’ and ‘The story behind the bicycle’ may be downloaded. ...

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In digestion

Follow the passage of food through the human body. Select foods and drinks and decide how to digest them. For example, choose to chew, to add saliva to the mouth or add gastric juices to the stomach. Watch how the body reacts to changes. Find out more about digestion along the way and answer questions.

Teacher resource

Simple machines - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea explains how students draw on day-to-day experiences with familiar machines as an introduction to forces and friction. Students investigate concepts including mechanical advantage, levers, inclined planes, wheel-and-axles and gears and apply this knowledge to design a machine. It includes a unit of work ...

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British migrant at work, 1960

This is a black-and-white photograph from 1960 showing a young migrant from Birmingham in England working with large machinery. The photograph shows him working an electrical switch box with one hand as he leans over a drive shaft. He is observing the operations of a sizeable machine that has a giant gear wheel extending ...

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Gearbox for a six-cylinder Australian car, c1989

This is a colour photograph of a gearbox made in 1989 by BTR Automotive in Albury, New South Wales. The silver gearbox is lying on its side against a bright red background. The aluminium casing of the gearbox has been cut away, allowing viewers to see inside to the working components of the gearbox.

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1933 Ford 40 cutaway showing engine

This is a cutaway Ford 40 motor car that measures 4.25 m x 2.56 m x 1.35 m. The cutaway is designed to show the way in which the different parts of the engine work together. The photograph shows the vehicle's maroon, rail-type chassis, gearbox, gear lever, tail shaft, dashboard, steering column (left-hand drive), axles ...

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Bishop steering system - asset 1

This is a black-and-white diagram of the Bishop variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering system, with a caption. The rack is made of black metal and has teeth at varying intervals. The pinion is lying at an angle on top of the rack so that its grooves connect with some of the teeth of the rack.

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Bishop steering system - asset 2

This is a colour photograph of Arthur Bishop (1917-) sitting in front of a drawing board and holding part of his variable-ratio steering system. The drawings on the board are not clear enough to interpret fully, but are probably designs for the steering gear.

Teacher resource

Wild ride: get a grip: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Wild ride: get a grip: assessment' (L7969). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input from that object's report. Read notes on anticipated student responses, ...

Teacher resource

Wild ride: race day: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Wild ride: race day: assessment' (L7968). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input from that object's report. Read notes on anticipated student responses, and ...

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Winding gear animation

This animated resource is about technical innovations in 19th-century Britain. It shows the winding gear used in coalmines to raise and lower people or equipment in a cage. Background material is provided, an animation shows how the winding gear operates and a quiz tests students' knowledge of the names of the parts of ...