Science of Disney Imagineering: Levers & Pulleys - Classroom Edition

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How do the Imagineers make elephants fly? Actually, it's simple... simple machines, that is! Here, the Imagineers give a new look at how levers and pulleys were utilized to create attractions such as Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Soarin' Over California. Students will see how levers and pulleys make work easier by either multiplying or redirecting the effort we put into them. They will identify the two forces involved in using a machine and learn to calculate mechanical ...
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Overview

How do the Imagineers make elephants fly? Actually, it's simple... simple machines, that is! Here, the Imagineers give a new look at how levers and pulleys were utilized to create attractions such as Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Soarin' Over California. Students will see how levers and pulleys make work easier by either multiplying or redirecting the effort we put into them. They will identify the two forces involved in using a machine and learn to calculate mechanical advantage, given effort and resistance.
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Special Features

Public Performance Rights, Educator's Guide, "Try it Yourself" Experiment, Interactive Activity to reinforce key lessons, Correlated to National Curriculum Standards
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2009
  • UPC: 786936789225
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  • Source: Disney Educational
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 95,843

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    We enjoyed the playful nature of the host and his tiki.  The app

    We enjoyed the playful nature of the host and his tiki.  The approach helps to bring a better understanding to the use of levers and pulleys in the real world, albeit the rides don't need to be in Disney itself.  This would make a good introduction to those studying for Common Core assessments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    My granddaughter is in the 2nd grade and she and her classmates

    My granddaughter is in the 2nd grade and she and her classmates were engaged by this video. It's fun but, more importantly, it's effective.

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