App Description: “Groovy Gears is a simple yet challenging puzzle game. Your task is to arrange gears of different size in order to make all output shafts rotate at the correct speed or gear ratio. Unlike other gear-based games, Groovy Gears allows you to stack multiple gears on top of each other, opening up a plethora of new possibilities.” Taken from iTunes description of Groovy Gears App
How we use it:This app is a great way to give a challenge to a visitor on the gear table, and then be able to check their solution on the iPad to see if they come to a working conclusion. Visitors really enjoy using this app when learning about gears. Groovy Gears mirrors the gear table in How Does it Work?, a gallery focused on simple machines and hands-on science inquiry, by utilizing 3 sizes of gears to solve challenges on the iPad. Our facilitators also enjoy using Groovy Gears because it allows them to spend more time with visitors who are interested in exploring gears in multiple ways.