- To have the students experience torque.
Have a (strong) student "volunteer" as the torque bar operator. Instruct the student that his/her job is to try and lift a mass off the floor by gripping and twisting (applying torque to) the cross bar. The student is strongly advised to wear the leather gloves supplied to avoid skin blisters.
- The above can now be repeated with a 2 kg load.
The twisting process can be unkind to the hands. It might be better to use more than one volunteer to sort of spread the abuse out a little.
Torque Demo: Tee video demonstration on Youtube
- Video Created at Utah State University by Professor Boyd F. Edwards and assistants.