Vandegrift High School | 9500 McNeil Drive, Austin, TX | T: 512 570 2300 |

Calendar (2019-2020)

Engineering with Perrone
Engineering Science • VHS



  • Introduction to the class​


  • Analyze a lever, then extend the analysis to other simple machines
  • Define ideal and actual mechanical advantage
  • answer key for simple machine practice problems


  • quiz over simple machines (Monday)
  • build simple machines using VEX hardware, then measure the mechanical advantage of each


  • complete simple machine lab
  • read this fun article on an impossible pulley system
  • begin introduction to gears


  • examine the gear ratios in a car's transmission - worksheet (answer key)
  • car transmission project
  • quiz over gears next Wednesday

An automaton from the 18th century demonstrates the use of cams.