Biomechanical Joint

This Biomechanical Joint lesson plan also includes:

Discuss mechanical advantage and how the human body moves/works. Learners focus on bioengineering, working together to build a functioning mechanical arm. Additionally, they analyze an air muscle, discussing its appropriate use in humans. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Place learners in groups before class to maximize design time
  • Set up a model biomechanical joint so scholars can reference it
Classroom Considerations

  • Both the activity and extension require a mechanical joint with quick release pin and one with parts
  • Need an air muscle for the extension
Pros

  • Includes discussion questions to use before, during, and after the activity, as well as an extension activity
  • Provides specific roles for each member of the group
  • Comes with background information and step-by-step instructions for teachers
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS