Teacher guide Critical load

TLF ID M021547

This lesson focuses on issues civil engineers face when designing a structure. The activity explores some concepts of structural engineering and how to measure the critical load, or the maximum weight a structure can bear. Students learn about basic structures, how to reinforce, materials selection, and working as a team, design and build a prototype structure to hold increasingly greater weights.




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7; 8; 9; 10

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