With this kit of modular building pieces, you will learn the basics of structural engineering by conducting a series of 20 model-building experiments. You’ll build towering skyscrapers and different types of bridges such as a truss, arch, cantilever, rope and suspension bridge. Each model demonstrates a basic principle of mechanical physics or structural engineering in a hands-on way.
Start out with small models that demonstrate how structural elements can be attached together to maximize the strength of a structure for a fixed amount of material used. Explore the forces acting on structural components including tension, compression, shear and bending.
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