ERIC Number: EJ1145997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Focus on Physics: The Delightful Catenary Curve
Hewitt, Paul G.
Science Teacher, v84 n4 p14-16 Apr 2017
When teaching how "tension" and "compression" relate to geometrical structures such as bridges, arches, and domes, The author shows a picture of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, completed in the 14th century, and presents a lesson on using the curve called a catenary to explain how he teaches about tension and compression related to geometrical structures such as bridges, arches, and domes.
Descriptors: Physics, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Geometric Concepts, Science Teachers, Science Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Identifiers - Location: France (Paris); United Kingdom (London)