The Difference is the Truss
Students use a computer to simulate building and testing bridges with various types of trusses.
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NASA Engineering Design Challenges - Spacecraft Structures
What kind of design challenges are there in building structures to support rocket engines? The unit takes design teams through the process of building the lightest possible thrust support structure that can withstand the necessary forces...
6th - 9th Science
Wind Effects on Model Building: Pre-Lab for Truss Design and Testing
Emerging engineers perform pre-lab calculations in this first of a three-part instructional activity on model building. They determine the forces of tension and compression in a truss. After completion of the worksheet, pupils will draw...
9th - 12th Math