Biomechanical engineering is an interdisciplinary field of science that applies the rules and principles of mechanical engineering to biological systems. It combines elements of many disciplines, including biology, engineering, physics, chemistry, and mathematics to better understand how physical forces influence living organisms. A biomechanical engineer may find work in the medical, scientific, industrial or governmental sectors. It is also sometimes considered a subset of Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering.
This activity is a lab investigation where students collect and analyze data on towers built with various components and compare the two.
Here is a simple lab report that can be used in any science class (6-12). The report is designed to help students identify hypotheses, independent and dependent variables, controls, constants, and to analyze experiments. I have also included tips on a simple way to teach your students to identify the IV and DV through a "cave man hypothesis" and how to teach controls with less confusion.