Glue Sticks Bend and Twist

Stick this resource in the "Use" column. In the second installment of a six-part series, learners use glue sticks to demonstrate forces. Using glue sticks, instructors can demonstrate tension, compression, and torsion.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the class into groups for the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds on knowledge of forces from previous lesson
  • Activity requires glue sticks (the type used in glue guns) and markers
Pros

  • Resource includes several options for assessment
  • Teacher guide contains detailed steps for procedure
Cons

  • Instructors will need to modify teacher resource to create a handout
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