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Forces on Structures

Insulated food containers

Design and Build an Insulated Food Container

Students will design and build a prototype of a device to keep food cold for a specified time.

Group of students working together

Team Tower Challenge

Students will explore what it means to be a member of a team and highlight the skills and qualities that make one a good team member.

Michaella Chemello cuisinant et servant des crêpes au Stampede de Calgary

Michaella Chemello

Engineer in Training (Civil)

I am a Civil/Structural Engineer-In-Training at Fluor Canada.
Student going over materials and plans

Summer Symposium Series: Engineering Career Resources

A career in engineering would let you help people through designing and implementing the things they use in their daily lives.

Fairy Sahay

Fairy Sahay

Civil Engineer (Green Economy Project)

I work to protect, conserve and restore natural resources.
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.

Anghel Saligny Bridge

Why is a Triangle a Strong Shape?

Triangles are very strong shapes which makes them important when building strong and stable structures

Gordie Howe International Bridge: Fluor Project Between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario

Build a Paper Bridge

Build and test a bridge made out of nothing but paper!

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

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

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

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

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.

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?