What is a simple science/engineering concept one could teach?

Paulagrace's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2013
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The simplest one I know is how changing the shape of existing materials can increase its strength.
Example: Try to support a text book with a sheet of paper. Won't work! But change its shape into a column or triangle and it will. From there you can show examples of truss, bridge arches,etc.
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mialuzzatto's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2015
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Hello,

The simplest one I know is how changing the shape of existing materials can increase its strength.
Example: Try to support a text book with a sheet of paper. Won't work! But change its shape into a column or triangle and it will. From there you can show examples of truss, bridge arches, etc.
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Originally Posted by mialuzzatto View Post
Hello,

The simplest one I know is how changing the shape of existing materials can increase its strength.
Example: Try to support a text book with a sheet of paper. Won't work! But change its shape into a column or triangle and it will. From there you can show examples of truss, bridge arches, etc.
Yes quite simple and yet so much can be said about it.