Hands-On Mechanics is a service of the American Society for Engineering Education – Mechanics Division.
The site features educational content that is user generated and submitted and includes demonstrations and activities intended to enhance the student experience in the mechanics classroom. Topics covered here include statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials. The ASEE Mechanics Division and the educations who submit content hope that these materials serve as a valuable resource for mechanics educators everywhere.
Please feel free to use the activities and demonstrations you find here in your classroom. All content published here is “Use at your own risk!” with no implied warranties or guarantees. Please exercise caution with any and all activities you might undertake. If you have interesting and innovative activities or demonstrations that you have developed yourself, please create an account and submit them here!
A special thank you to David Flaherty of the University of Colorado Boulder who collected and prepared many of the models and demonstrations featured on this site. These works are available for download as a collection here: How-to Guide – Physical Models and Demos in Engineering Education
This site is maintained by Devin Berg of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Please contact him if you need any assistance with the site.