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Creating the Model
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02 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects
This lesson expands on the notion of engineering design, by building 3-D models of simple designs, and testing the structures on a shake-table. Click Here To View the Site This material is one...
Bend That Bar
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...
Students learn about stress and strain by designing and building beams using polymer clay. They compete to find the best beam strength to beam weight ratio, and learn about the trade-offs...
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...