Structural Engineering - Bridges & Skyscrapers

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Have you ever wondered how bridges span huge distances and how skyscrapers stay standing? Structural engineers use physics and their knowledge of building materials and geometric shapes to design structures with sufficient strength and stability.  Explore structural elements and the forces acting on them with this awesome engineering experiment kit.  Build and conduct experiments on 20 models using the manual and a whopping 323 pieces.

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This fantastic kit of 323 modular building pieces enables you to learn the basics of structural engineering by conducting a series of 20 model-building experiments, each model demonstrating a basic principle of mechanical physics or structural engineering in a hands on way. 

Learn about basic structural elements including:

  •          Beams
  •          Trusses
  •          Plates
  •          Catenary

Explore the forces acting on structural components including:

  •          Tension
  •          Compression
  •          Torsion

Move onto building more complex models of trusses, roofs and small buildings.  Experiment with different types of construction:

  •          A truss bridge
  •          Arch bridge
  •          Suspension bridge

This is a fascinating set that teaches basic principles while having fun for older children using practical experiments to reinforce their knowledge of physics.

Attribute name Attribute value
Age 8 - 14
Size Box 37 x 29 x 8 cms

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