In this unit students act as structural engineers. The students will design and construct at least two laminated paper beams. They will explore forces that act on structures and discover that the strength of a beam varies with height, shape, and thickness. Lastly, they will test, evaluate, and revise their beams using feedback from testing to refine their designs.
All units contain teacher background information, handouts, transparency masters, and a student packet
Each unit is designed to integrate mathematics and science with technology and take 8 to 10 days.
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"This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0095922.""Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."
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