Topic outline

  • General

  • Topic 1

    Lego Dacta

    The 1030

    This set of Lego was not sold in stores, but was only available from Lego Educational. 

    1031 Instruction Cards (full set, one PDF)

    1033 Instruction Cards (full set, one PDF)

    It deals with the six fundamental simple machines  which were defined by Renaissance scientists as 

    • Lever
    • Wheel and axle
    • Pulley
    • Inclined plane
    • Gears
    • Screw

    Ralph's Galaxy (a really good blog)

    Lego gears

    Lego lesson plans

    The key to the 1030 set is the set of 20 cards (1031) that demonstrate these principles and how they can be used together.
    • Topic 2

      Card 1 : Introduction

      card 1 Parts inventory
      • Topic 3

        Card 2 : Using Lego Dacta

        card 2 Lego technics parts names
        • Topic 4

          Card 3 : Simple structures

          card 3
          • Topic 5

            Card 4 : Levers

            card 4

            Types of levers :

            • First class
            • Second class
            • Third class
            • Topic 6

              Card 5 Pulleys

              Card 5
              • Topic 7

                Card 6 : Gears

                Card 6
                • Topic 8

                  Card 7 : Crown gears

                  card 7
                  • Topic 9

                    Card 8 : Cranking

                    card 8
                    • Topic 10

                      Card 9 : Gears and circular motion

                      card 9
                      • Topic 11

                        Card 10 : Axles

                        card 10
                        • Topic 12

                          Card 11 : Inclined plane

                          card 11
                          • Topic 13

                            Card 12 :Gears and speed

                            card 12
                            • Topic 14

                              Card 13 Gears

                              ccard 13
                              • Topic 15

                                Card 14 Gears and speed

                                card 14
                                • Topic 16

                                  Card 15 :Gears and leverage

                                  card 15
                                  • Topic 17

                                    Card 16 : Pulleys and mechanical advantege

                                    card 16
                                    • Topic 18

                                      Card 17 : Mechanical advantage

                                      card 17
                                      • Topic 19

                                        Card 18 : Gears

                                        card 18
                                        • Topic 20

                                          Card 19

                                          card 19
                                          • Topic 21

                                            Card 20 : Rack and pinion steering

                                            card 20

                                            This build demonstrate how a basic rack and pinion steering system works using gears and axles. 

                                            This is a common way for cars to be steered.

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