Traffic Jack Scenario

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In this scenario, the jack operator must choose a lever of the most efficient length to lift vehicles to the upper level so that they can drive into the garage. The jack operator must do Work (force x distance) quickly to move cars to the upper level so that cars do not back up at the lower level.

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Traffic Jack Scenario

Students employ gesture via arm length to determine the best length for a lever arm and then operate a virtual jack that raises vehicles from the ground to a parking garage.

 

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SMALLab Learning

SMALLab Learning

SMALLab Learning was founded in 2010 with the mission of advancing embodied learning in schools and museums.  Our work builds from years of research by an interdisciplinary team of dedicated faculty and graduate students at Arizona State University’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering.  For more information, please visit the About Us page.