A 3.1 What Does Have an Arm in Common with Pliers?

Marco Spurk

  • The students learn what levers are and how they are used in the everyday life.
  • They get to know the function of their own arm and learn where the muscle insertion is located and which kind of lever is implemented in their arm.
  • Taking their arm as an example (and by using abstraction) they learn to develop and to construct a model from which the lever principle can be deduced by measuring the involved forces.

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