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Bridge Types: Tensile & Compressive Forces
Bridge Types: Tensile & Compressive Forces
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PostedTuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10:08 PM

Updated02/26/2018

Students explore how tension and compression forces act on three different bridge types. Using sponges, cardboard and string, they create models of beam, arch and suspension bridges and apply forces to understand how they disperse or transfer these loads.

Students explore how tension and compression forces act on three different bridge types. Using sponges, cardboard and string, they create models of beam, arch and suspension bridges and apply forces to understand how they disperse or transfer these loads.

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