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Deflection of Balsa Wood Bridges

Students experimentally determine the smallest deflection to load ratio for a given length of four different beam designs of balsa wood. They analyze the results for different beam designs and relate the equation that describes how deflection varies with the geometry of the beam.

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Resource Details

Grade
10th - 11th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Project

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