The Mag Mile and ... Torque!

High schoolers use paper plates and detailed directions to build a model of the Michigan Avenue Bridge's gear system. By carefully measuring and cutting "teeth" for the gears of the "Gear Train," they create small gear that will intersect the larger gears, and calculate the amount of torque and power required to move the bridge leaf.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
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