In the mean time, get familiar with these Engineering terms:
|Engineering||The process of creating solutions to human problems through creativity and the application of math and science knowledge.|
|Machine||A man-made device, usually driven by a motor or engine, with a system of interrelated parts that work together to perform a task.|
|Simple Machine||Anything that has few parts and makes it easier to do a task.|
|Complex Machine||A combination of two or more simple machines.|
|Lever||A stiff bar that rotates around a fixed point and makes it easier to lift a load or apply a force.|
|Pulley||A wheel with grooved edges for ropes that is used to change the direction of a pull and make it easier to lift a load.|
|Wheel||A disk or circular frame that revolves on an axle.|
|Axle||A pin, pole, or bar on or with which a wheel revolves.|
|Wheel-and-Axle||Two differently sized wheels attached to the same
axis that are used to make circular motion easier.
|Screw||Inclined planes wrapped around a cylinder that are used to raise and lower objects and hold objects together.|
|Wedge||Two inclined planes joined back to back to form a sharp edge
that are used to change the direction of a force and often result in the splitting of objects.
|Inclined Plane||A surface slanted upwards that lowers the effort needed
to lift a load.
|Gear||A wheel with teeth around the edge that is used to turn other gears and change the direction, speed, and force of circular motion.|
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