Investigating Torque

Torque--a teachable moment? Here's a lesson plan on torque (or moment) and variables that include size, reinforcement, structural bracing, and material that affect torque.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite an engineer to discuss torque
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to use the activity associated with the lesson
  • Lesson builds on knowledge from previous lessons; learners need to have understanding of forces and loads
  • The fifth installment of a six-part series

  • Teacher guide includes detailed information in lesson background section

  • Does not contain worksheets or handouts