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Structures and Bridges

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Columns: Finding the Strongest Shape
From teachersdomain.org, produced by PBS
The shape of a structure and its parts is often as important as the materials those parts are made of. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, members of the cast bend and fold sheets of paper to see which shape is the strongest and will support the... [more]
November 14, 2010 at 09:26 PM
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Ages: 7 - 11
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Columns: Experimenting with Balloons
From teachersdomain.org, produced by PBS
If you were in search of a good building column, a balloon probably wouldn't be your first choice. Still, if you were in a pinch, you might be surprised at the strength of several balloons lying side by side. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, ... [more]
November 14, 2010 at 09:16 PM
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Ages: 7 - 12
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Columns: Experimenting with Paper Cups
From teachersdomain.org, produced by PBS
Columns, vertical structural elements that are strong in compression, are good at propping things up. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, the cast uses paper cups to illustrate what makes columns strong and why they sometimes collapse. By fillin... [more]
November 14, 2010 at 09:20 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
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The Impossible Bridge
From YouTube, produced by National Geographic
This three minute video shows the challenges of building an enormous bridge. It explains the benefits of several types of bridges and the weaknesses. The students could watch most of the video and make their own choices before the final answer is giv... [more]
March 31, 2012 at 07:31 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
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Arch Bridges
From teachersdomain.org, produced by PBS
The Romans were some of the most important innovators in structural design. Of their contributions, the arch and the bridges they built using this elegant shape stand out as the most creative and enduring. In this video segment adapted from Building ... [more]
November 9, 2010 at 07:04 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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Building Bridges in Mr. Arnold's Class
From WatchKnow, produced by Tyler Arnold
Mr. Arnold's physics class at Center Hill High School is studying the various bridges and calculating their success in a student-led experiment.  In teams, the students built bridges using only toothpicks and elmers glue and then tested their strengt... [more]
September 20, 2011 at 01:23 PM
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Ages: 7 - 11
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Columns: Hillary's Neighborhood
From teachersdomain.org, produced by PBS
In this video segment from ZOOM, Hillary, from Randolph, MA, proves she knows a thing or two about columns. She identifies their structural components, explains how and where they are used, and encourages viewers to look around their own communities ... [more]
November 14, 2010 at 09:31 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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Physics of Arches (Interactive)
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
The stone arch is one of the simplest and most elegant structures in architecture. But if an arch is built incorrectly, gravity can quickly cause it to crash into a heap. To prevent catastrophic collapses, architects came up with several tricks to ke... [more]
May 19, 2012 at 09:35 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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The Bridge Challenge (Interactive)
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
Only after first considering such factors as site (location and conditions), purpose, and, of course, budget can an engineer decide the most appropriate size, shape, and building material for a bridge. This interactive activity from the Building Big ... [more]
May 24, 2012 at 12:49 AM
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Ages: 5 - 9
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Building a House with Curious George
From pbskids.org, produced by PBS Kids
The children use various materials (bamboo sticks, styrofoam, cardboard, popsicle sticks, tape, paper towel rolls etc.) to construct a small house and furniture.  As they are working, the children discuss which materials work best for the different t... [more]
August 15, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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