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Bend That Bar

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Abstract

In this activity, the students will learn about material properties. They will learn that engineers must consider several material properties when designing. This activity focuses on strength-to-weight ratios and how sometimes the strongest material is not always the best material.

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Introduction

Earthquake Engineering Component

Learning Objectives and Standards

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Procedure

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Assessment

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Scaling

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  • (2010), "Bend That Bar," http://nees.org/resources/444.

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