The Mag Mile and ... Torque!

Students 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.

9th - 12th Science 10 Views 19 Downloads
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
45 mins

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