Force, Motion & the Human Body

The 3rd grade Force & Motion (Simple Machines) and Human Body units demonstrated similar principles. Experimenting with pulleys, gears, levers, screws, wheels and inclined planes helped us understand the mechanics of the human body.

These Muybridge animations are descriptive & elegant.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Eadweard_Muybridge_animations

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                                    Athletes fencing.gif                                        s6ywb444u0brgwmyskem

Click HERE for INTERACTIVE

from kidshealth.org

Click HERE for INTERACTIVE

           from childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk88455f8b5c5accc4f72195a6bd542a0a                 Examples_of_levers

http://msnucleus.org/membership/html/k-6/as/technology/2/ast2_1d.html

Lever video: http://www.neok12.com/video/Simple-Machines/zX7d4d664c41666974425163.htm

Pulley video: http://mocomi.com/pulley/

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Click HERE for CBS News VIDEO Feature

on Maillardet’s Automaton.

Click HERE for VIDEO

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/12/26/science/mechanical-memory.html

We assembled flip books and…  

   

 paper  automatons.    

Click HERE for MODEL           

Click HERE for MODEL

Perhaps most fascinating was experimenting with how dependent we are upon our opposable thumbs and assembling models of joint systems.

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