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Truss Analysis

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.

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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

Truss Analysis