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

Discussion in 'Engineering Concepts' started by Paulagrace, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Paulagrace

    Paulagrace New Member

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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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    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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    Yes quite simple and yet so much can be said about it.
     

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