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Structures

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Engineering

Bridges (Grade 7)

Students are introduced to form and function of structures and then build a bridge given certain limitations.
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Bridges (Grade 7)

Engineering

Cylinders and Shapes (Grade 3)

Students use paper and build different shaped columns, test them for strength, and are then challenged to make 4 columns using only paper that will hold the most weight.
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Cylinders and Shapes (Grade 3)

Engineering

Structures - 3 Pigs

Students build 3 houses - one of straws, one of sticks, and one of bricks - and then test each for strength.
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Structures - 3 Pigs

Ryley Gray

Ryley Gray

Job Title
Civil Structural Design Engineer
Ryley Gray is a Civil Structural Design Engineer for Fluor Canada Ltd.
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Ryley Gray

Engineering

Bridge Bonanza

Learn about strong and stable structures by building and testing bridges.
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Bridge Bonanza

Hut on a tiny island

How can we build a structure that protects toy people from wind?

Design and build a structure that protects toy people from the wind.
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How can we build a structure that protects toy people from wind?

Camilla Sullivan

Camilla Sullivan

Job Title
Tower and Mobile Crane Operator
Camilla Sullivan is a Tower and Mobile Crane Operator, located in Newfoundland.
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Camilla Sullivan

How tall can you build a marshmallow structure that will support weight?

How tall can you build a marshmallow structure that will support weight?

Are you willing to give up a sweet treat for the sake of science? Can you engineer a strong and stable structure out of something soft and fluffy?
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How tall can you build a marshmallow structure that will support weight?

CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Structures: Statues And Towers

8 images including the Statue of Liberty and various towers from around the world such as the Eiffel Tower, CN Tower and Xi'an Bell Tower
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Structures: Statues And Towers

Inukshuk, Hudson Bay, Canada

Structures: In Canada

7 images of structures in Canada such as an Inukshuk, CN Tower and the Parliament Building including their locations
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Structures: In Canada

Great Pyramids At Giza, Egypt

Structures: Historical

11 images of structures with historical significance from different civilizations such as pyramids, statues on Easter Island and Stonehenge
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Structures: Historical

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, USA

Structures: Bridges And Gates

5 images of some mass and frame structures from around the world such as the L’Arc de Triomphe gate and the Brooklyn Bridge
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Structures: Bridges And Gates

A column supporting the roof the Parthenon in Greece

Strong Shapes: Cylinders

Students develop and apply comparing & contrasting, observing and predicting skills as they explore the strength of cylinders made with different materials.
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Strong Shapes: Cylinders

Student making structure with pasta and marshmallows

It's All in the Shape

Students develop and apply observing, comparing & contrasting and drawing conclusions skills as they learn about the strength of various shapes in structures.
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It's All in the Shape

Skyscrapers

Design & Build a Tall Tower

Students will work collaboratively to design and build the tallest free-standing tower they can with the materials provided.
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Design & Build a Tall Tower