2The Meaning of WorkIn science you do work on an object when you exert a force on an object that causes the object to move some distance. Example: pushing a child on a swing
3No Work Without MotionIn order for you to do work on an object, the object must move some distance as a result of your force In other words: you can huff and puff, but if you don’t blow that house down, no work has been done.
4Only Force in the Same Direction In order to do work on an object, the force you exert must be in the same direction as the object’s motion. If the force is NOT in the SAME direction the object is moving, no work is done.NO WORKYES, WORK
5Work or No Work?Test your understanding of work so far? 1) A snowstorm hits town and you go help your parent push your car out of the snow. You push as hard as you can but the car doesn’t budge 2) You carry a heavy bag of books to school everyday 3) You lift the bags of groceries from the cart into the trunk 4) You pull two kids on a sled 5) You pull the books out of a back pack 6) You hold a long piece of wood up at one end, while someone hammers the other endNO WORKNO WORKWORKWORKWORKNO WORK
6Work is…1)A force is exerted causing the object to move AND 2) The object is moving in the direction of the force
7Calculating WorkThe amount of work you do depends on both the amount of force you exert and the distance the object moves: Work = Force (x) Distance W = F (X) D OR….WFD
8Work is Measured in Joules (J) Force is measured in… Newtons (N) Distance is measured in… Meter (m) The SI (Systeme International) unit for work is the newton (x) meter = Joule (J) One Joule is the amount of work done to exert a force of 1 newton to move an object 1 meter
9Why do we use machines…?To make work easier!!! A machine makes work easier by… changing the amount of force you exert, the distance over which you exert the force, or the direction in which you exert force In other words: a machine takes the effort required to move an object from point A to point B easier
10Force and MachinesWhen a machine does work the force exerted on the machine is called the… Input Force The machine exerts a force over some distance, the force exerted by the machine is called… Output Force
11Mechanical AdvantageWhen input force is compared to output force you are determining the advantage of using a machine. A machine’s mechanical advantage is the number of times a force exerted on a machine is multiplied by the machine Consider it this way…
12Mechanical Advantage (MA) = Output Force ÷ Input Force Scenario 1: Can OpenerYou exert 20 newtons of force on an can opener which in turn exerts 60 newtons on the can.÷ = 3Output Input MAThe can opener triples the work done!Scenario 2: PianoIt would take 3,200N to lift a piano up on to a stage. Instead you use a ramp which requires 1,600N.3,200 ÷ 1,600 = 2Output Input MAThe ramp doubles the force you exert.
13Efficiency of Machines Ideally, we would want to put in a minimal amount of input force and get out multiple amounts of output force. However, we know this isn’t true. Some work is wasted overcoming friction, tightness of parts, or the “design” of machines -Poor design!
14Simple Machines Paul Wants Work In Life to be Simple Remember this sentenceThere are six basic kinds of simple machines:Paul Wants Work In Life to be SimplePulleyWedgeWheel & AxelInclined planeLeverScrew
151) PulleyGrooved wheel in which a rope, chain, or cable is pulled to raise an object. Examples: Window blinds, flagpole
162) WedgeA triangular devise used to split or push objects apart A wedge can be considered two inclined planes Examples: Axe, zipper
173) Wheel & AxelTwo circles that are attached to one another and that rotate about a common axis. Used for transporting of objects. Examples: Cars, Door handles
184) Inclined PlaneA flat, slanted surface used to lower or raise objects. The longer the ramp, the more mechanical advantage.Example: hallway ramp
195) LeverA rigid bar that is free to pivot, or rotate about a fixed point. A lever works in two ways: 1) it increases the effect of input force and, 2) it changes direction of the input force Examples: Spoon, door handle, crow bar
206) ScrewAn inclined plane wrapped around a cylinder. Used to connect to objects The closer the thread on any screw the greater the mechanical advantage Examples: Faucets, jar lids
21Rube Goldberg Machines A Rube Goldberg machine, contraption, invention, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883–1970). -Wikipedia Examples: Bowling Example(good) Better Rube meets simple machine And the greatest mix of science and music(best!)