Structures

Cargo Crane, Gears, Belts & Pulleys

Gears

Cargo Crane, Gears, Belts & Pulleys
How do engineers move very large or heavy materials from one place to another?
In Gears, discover how turning a gear on one side of a table drives another gear on the other side of the table. In Belts and Pulleys, learn how turning a pulley on one side of the table in a certain direction will turn another pulley on the other side of the table. Try varying the size of the gear or pulley and see what happens. The Cargo Crane is a fun way to explore how large loads are moved in real life. Watch the gears and pulley system work together as you turn the wheels of a gantry crane to maneuver block cargo from a dock to a freighter ship using a conveyor belt.

Cargo Crane Belts and Pulleys