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Glue Stick Activity
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05 Aug 2010 | Learning Objects
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!
Stop the Stretching
Students will learn about composite materials, tension as a force and how they act on structural components through the design and testing a strip of plastic chair webbing. Click here to view...
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