THE LAWNMOWER PROJECT
Father Jeff Reichmann arrives to the AP Physics class.
Introduction to the Lawnmower Project
Directions to retrieve the lawnmower's blade
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
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!