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THE LAWNMOWER PROJECT
Father Jeff Reichmann arrives to the AP Physics class.
The Lawnmower
Introduction to the Lawnmower Project
Directions to retrieve the lawnmower's blade
DAY 1.
DAY 2
Back in the classroom and ready to work
Taking out the engine was not an easy task!
Father Reichmann explains the
different parts of the engine
Description of the four-stroke-engine
Dismantling the flywheel
Keeping everything organized was a vital element in the project
DAY 3
The role of the magneto
Comparing and contrasting with a two-stroke engine
The basics of lawnmower performance
Finally the Crank Shaft!
As a follow-up activity the students analyze Mr. Fetter's
Woody car engine
The car engine is similar to the lawnmower's engine
It was a GREAT project!