High School / EngineeringSTEM

Internal Forces

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.

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Building Better Bridges Kit

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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

Internal Forces