ERIC Number: ED480799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The Squeeze is On. Grades 6-8.
Rushton, Erik; Ryan, Emily; Swift, Charles
When asked to list some strong materials, people think of steel, concrete, and wood. In this activity, students learn about the force of compression and how it acts on structural components through a hands-on group problem. Using everyday products such as paper, toothpicks, and tape, students construct a structure that will support the weight of a cylinder block for 30 seconds. This activity requires a 75-minute time period over three days for completion. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Design, Engineering, Experiential Learning, Hands on Science, Middle Schools, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Scientific Concepts
Web site: www.prek-12engineering.org/activities/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Note: Produced by the Office for Technology and Industry Collaboration. For other activities in series, see SE 068 011-041.