Triangles are very strong shapes which makes them important when building strong and stable structures
Forces on Structures
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Students develop and apply comparing & contrasting, observing and predicting skills as they explore the strength of cylinders made with different materials.
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
7 images of structures in Canada such as an Inukshuk, CN Tower and the Parliament Building including their locations
11 images of structures with historical significance from different civilizations such as pyramids, statues on Easter Island and Stonehenge
Students will work collaboratively to design and build a build a stable structure out of paper to support a 500 mL water bottle.