Biomechanics Educational Materials

For Students

Hey Students – Curious about a career in biomechanics? Click here to learn a little about it from Dr. Tamara Reid Bush who is at the Michigan State University.

The “Make a Mechanical Leg, ” guide lessons to learn biomechanics through constructing a model of the human leg including hip and knee joints. You can find a cool video to help this project here.

An especially interesting video (see below) to give more perspective about biomechanics and this project is, Running, Jumping, and Hitting: The Science of Sports.

For Educators

Biomechanists, please share this information with your student groups. This study guide was created by Iridescent’s The Curiosity Machine. Please explore their websites for more educational materials.

Here are a few examples of educational materials utilized at previous NBDs. 

Teacher’s Guide – Make A Mechanical Leg

Student Study Guide – Make A Mechanical Leg

Warm Up/Cool Down Skills

Teacher’s Study Guide – Biomechanics and Energy

Student Study Guide – Biomechanics and Energy