Fairly Fundamental Facts About Forces & Structures

Students engage in a lesson which introduces them to the five fundamental loads: compression, tension, shear, bending, and torsion. They see that engineers must consider many forces when planning and actually building a structure. Student teams build a simple tower using cardboard tubes and a glue stick. They subject the tower to a variety of stresses.

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Inquiry-Based Learning

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