Gary J. Mullett (Author of Wireless Telecommunications Systems and Networks)
Home Made mini Crane
What is a crane? A Tower Crane Cranes come in all shapes and sizes. They are commonly employed in a construction industry and in the manufacture of heavy equipment. Cranes can either be in the design of a tower like the photo to your left or a derrick. Below you will notice only several secret tweets with links to information on cranes.
Explore the scientific concepts of forces and structures, pulleys, controlling machines and mechanical advantage. Students will explore the concepts of: Science Experiment and measure the effect of force on an object Forces and structures Scientific investigation Simple machines — Pulleys Technology Assembling components Construct simple machines Controlling mechanisms — motors Evaluating Mechanical advantage Engineering Describe and explain parts of a structure and the effects of loads Engineering design Test and evaluate before making improvements Mathematics Determine percent of error Select and apply techniques and tools to accurately measure length with appropriate levels of precision Understand the metric system of measurement. Crosscutting Concepts Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation Scale, proportion, and quantity Systems and system models Structure and Function Stability and change. Science and Engineering Practices Asking questions and Defining Problems Developing and using models Planning and carrying out investigations Analyzing and interpreting data Using mathematics, Informational and Computer Technology, and computational thinking Constructing explanations and designing solutions Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. Cranes are widely used to lift heavy objects and move them to different positions and heights.