Hydraulic Advantage

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Type: Mini-lesson

Theme: Geometry

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Learning Target: Students will calculate the mechanical advantage of a hydraulic lift system using area, volume, and the pressure equation.

  • Provide an example of the value of Newtons.
  • Remind students how to calculate volume and solve similar ratios with a missing variable.
  • Demonstrate the pressure equation.


Exit Ticket
CCSS Math Practice
  • I can reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • I can look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
  • Cause and Effect
  • Stability and Change