Teach engineering concepts with this complete STEM kit. With I-beams that function like actual I-beams and a wireless load cell students can go from basic concepts of force to how bridges are constructed.
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Now is the perfect time for your students to learn about bridge-building and how bridges really work. This complete STEM kit allows students to learn and apply engineering design concepts. They can use the included I-Beams to build bridges and structures that behave like the real thing! And with the included Wireless Load Cell, students can measure forces under tension or compression anywhere in their structures.
- Forces in Equilibrium
- Internal Forces
- Moments in Equilibrium
- Strength of Members
- Truss Analysis
- 1x Lab Activities
- 1x Wireless Load Cell and Accelerometer (PS-3216)
- 1x Flexible I-Beams (various sizes)
- 1x Connectors
- 1x Truss Screws
- 1x Weight Set
- 1x Gratnells® Storage Tray
Perform the following experiments and more with the Building Better Bridges Kit.
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In this lab, students construct a bridge to explore moments in equilibrium. Students will move weights across their structure, measure reaction forces, and develop an understanding of moments.
In this lab, students use a force sensor to study the force limits of samples varying in length and thickness. Students will analyze the impacts of compression and tension on each sample to determine how length and thickness influence...
In this lab, students first compare forces created from weights hanging from a load cell. Then, students will construct simple bridges, add weights, and measure forces to explore force interactions within a structure.
In Part 1, students learn how to measure tension and compression using a load cell and beams. In Part 2, students construct a bridge, then, study tension and compression by measuring forces using a load cell and weights.
In this lab, students construct bridges and measure the forces in each member to develop a deeper understanding of compression and tension within a structure.