Engineering

Suspension Bridge

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Walk across our bridge, then find out what makes it stay up.

A suspension bridge made from rope and wood that children can walk across.
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Arch Bridge

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Can you build a bridge strong enough to walk on?

Building an arch bridge, and then walking over it.
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Railway Tracks

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Explore the shape of train wheels encountering equilibria and stability.

How the shape of wheels helps trains go round corners
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Cantilever Bridges

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Can you build bridges across wider and wider rivers?

Building a series of cantilever bridges
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Mechanical advantage

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Check out this huge tripod with weights and pulleys, then try using pulleys and levers to explore the idea of "mechanical advantage"

Using pulleys and levers to explore mechanical advantage
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Cathedral

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See how simple shapes can fit together to hold up a large structure, like a cathedral!

How can we use arches to hold up a cathedral?
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