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ERIC Number: EJ894891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Cardboard Activity Is "Loaded" with Learning
Roman, Harry T.
Tech Directions, v69 n9 p19-20 Apr 2010
In this article, the author presents an activity that uses simple paperboard from the back of a pad of paper to illustrate some basic construction principles as students experiment with conducting load tests. The author describes the steps in conducting a load test as well as adding a strut support system. The important lesson here is that materials can support different loads or weight depending upon how they are loaded. The paperboard can support much more weight (in other words, has less sag) if loaded edge-on, rather than face-on--just like a length of wood or steel. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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