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Feel the Stress
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05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects
Working individually or in groups, students explore the concept of stress (compression) through physical experience and math. They discover why it hurts more to poke themselves with mechanical...
Glue Stick Activity
In this activity students will use hot glue gun sticks to show tension, compression and torsion. Click here to view the web site. This material was provided by Teachengineering.org.
Leaning Tower of Pasta
Using spaghetti and marshmallows, students experiment with different structures to determine which ones are able to handle the greatest amount of load. Their experiments help them to further...
Load It Up!
Testing Fundamental Loads
02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects
Breaking the Mold
In this math activity, students conduct a strength test using modeling clay, creating their own stress vs. strain graphs, which they compare to typical steel and concrete graphs. They learn the...
Construction Technologies: Construct the Strongest Bridge