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Forces in Equilibrium

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.

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Building Better Bridges Kit

Building Better Bridges Kit

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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Building Better Bridges Kit

Forces in Equilibrium