Engineering STEM Kit: Structural - Bridges & Skyscrapers
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Engineering STEM Kit: Structural - Bridges & Skyscrapers

Learn the basics of structural engineering!

Item #:
10-00056
Price
$93.91
$49.95

Details

Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner 2017 and Featured in Purdue University's Engineering Gift Guide for 2017

  • Modular building pieces in this kit teach the basics of structural engineering by conducting a series of 20 model-building experiments
  • Learn about basic structural elements including columns, beams, trusses, plates, arches, shells, and catenary
  • Explore the forces acting on structural components including tension, compression, shear, and bending
  • Learn about the strength and stiffness of materials and how structural engineers optimize factors to maximize safety, and minimize cost and the risk of structural failure
  • Each model demonstrates a basic principle of mechanical physics or structural engineering in a hands-on way
  • Start out with small models that demonstrate how structural elements can be attached together to maximize the strength of a structure for a fixed amount of material used
  • Move onto building more complex models of trusses, roofs, and small buildings, and finally models of towering skyscrapers
  • Assemble 20 models including: a cable-stayed bridge, suspension bridge, cable tower, tied-arched bridge, tensegrity, deck-arched bridge, 2 skyscrapers, tetrahedron, reinforced cube, compression cube, truss bridge, reinforced bridge, beam bridge, modern house, house frame, simple truss, triangle, braced square, and square
  • Kit contains: 323 building pieces, and 44 page color instruction book
  • No batteries required
  • Ages: 8-14


Safety Precautions:    WARNING: Choking hazard - small parts. Not for children under 3 Years!
Awards:  Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner 2017 and Featured in Purdue University's Engineering Gift Guide for 2017
NGSS Correlations:  2-PS1-1 Structure and Properties of Matter, 2-PS1-2 Structure and Properties of Matter, 2-PS1-3 Structure and Properties of Matter, K-2-ETS1-2 K-2.Engineering Design, K-2-ETS1-3 K-2.Engineering Design, 3-PS2-1 Forces and Interactions, 3-5-ETS1-1 Engineering Design, 3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design, 3-5-ETS1-3 3-5-ETS1-3
System Operating Requirements:  None
Power Requirements:  None
Recommended Ages:  8-14
Kit Quantity:  20 Models, 1 Manual & 323 pcs./Kit
Safety Precautions:  WARNING: Choking hazard - small parts. Not for children under 3 Years!
Shipping Method:  Ground

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