Learn all about buildings and how they
literally support our lives! Construct different types of bridges and
find out how their architecture design provides massive weight support.
Discover all the types of forces applied and how engineers manage to
reduce their effects. Build 9 working models such as a house, a pyramid
and various types of bridges: beam, arch, truss, cable-stayed and
suspension bridge. You can find easy-to-follow building instructions for
all models either online or in the booklet included. The booklet
provides detailed explanations of the different scientific principles
applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on
learning. A Quiz section is also available to challenge your newly
acquired knowledge! Conduct thorough experiments and discover:
- how triangulation provides strength on a building;
- what are the main types of forces acting on structures;
- how do trusses work;
- what are the major types of cable bridges.