Fairly Fundamental Facts About Forces and Structures

Don't twist and turn looking for a resource. The first installment of a six-part series teaches young engineers about the five fundamental forces of compression, tension, shear, bending, and torsion. These forces help explain different facets of engineering design.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the five fundamental loads
Classroom Considerations

  • The next installment of the series contains an activity for this lesson
  • It would be helpful if learners have previous knowledge of forces
Pros

  • Professional-looking diagrams depict each type of force
Cons

  • Does not include any worksheets
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  • Vocabulary
  • Graphics & Images