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Title: Museum of Science and Industry: Simple Machines
Url: http://www.msichicago.org/fileadmin/Activities/Games/simple_machines/
Publisher: Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, Ill.).
Description: The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has recently expanded their online opportunities and interactive features. One of their latest additions is the "Simple Machines" feature, and here visitors will get to meet the curious robot "Twitch". The premise behind this game is that Twitch must complete a series of tasks to finish an important project. Using fun tools, keyboard motions, and careful object selection, visitors will have a bit of fun, and learn about the principles of force, the world of inclined planes, and other related topics. All of this fun is accompanied by a jaunty soundtrack that is part electronica, part lounge music. The graphics are superb, and the entire experience is quite user-friendly.
LC Classification: Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Machine design and drawing
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Science -- Informal education
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering -- Machine design
Mechanical engineering -- Robotics
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Study Guides
Teaching Guides
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
Elementary School Teachers
General Public
Librarians
Middle School Teachers
Other Educational Professionals
Secondary Education
Student Teachers
Students
Teacher Educators
Teachers
Teaching Professionals
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-10-22 18:11:31 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-10-22 18:11:32 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
Full Record Views: 69
Resource URL Clicks: 10
Cumulative Rating: this resource has a 5 star rating (Based on 1 response.)
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