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Spaghetti Loading

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This experiment uses uncooked spaghetti to explore elastic buckling of vertical columns and 3-point bending of horizontal beams.

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Breaking Paper

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Stretching paper until it breaks can need a surprising amount of force. Find out how much and why aeroplanes and boats have rounded windows.

Stretch pieces of paper to demonstrate just how strong paper is under tension.
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