Garden Poles - Tech Learning

Garden Poles

This activity provides instructions for building out with garden poles and tape. Change on a larger scale makes materials seem more flimsy and joints seem less secure. It also provides students with the opportunity to experience basic physics and engineering
Author:
Publish date:

This activity provides instructions for building out with garden poles and tape. Change on a larger scale makes materials seem more flimsy and joints seem less secure. It also provides students with the opportunity to experience basic physics and engineering phenomena.

Featured

Related

A Teacher's Guide to the Everett Children's Adventure Garden

Name: A Teacher’s Guide to the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden Brief Description of the Site: Just one very small part of The New York Botanical Garden site, but a very handy set of pages for the educator planning to teach botany and even the scientific method. The site shows ways to answer questions such

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Tour an amazing classical Chinese garden at this site produced by the Virtual Museum of Canada. The site walks you through the philosophical and aesthetic principles that went into creating this Ming-era (A.D. 1368-1644) "scholar's retreat," which combines

Skewers and Garden Pole

This activity provides instructions for building on two scales to see clear examples of how some relationships of physical properties change with scale and others remain the same.

Inside Out: Discover Anatomy

Inside Out: Discover Anatomy Part of a much larger 'the way things work' site, Anatomy focuses on the role of "skeletons — and why we have them." The section entitled "The Science" provides a look at joints, tissues, and other aspects of biology and bio-mechanics. There is also an

Straws and Pins

Learn to build out with straws and pins by experiencing of the basic physics and engineering concepts inherent in structures. Illustrates inquiry skills and investigates  building support strength, stability and durability.

The Science of the Olympic Winter Games

 A 16 part video series from the partnership of NBC and the National Science Foundation, on the physics, biology, chemistry, and materials engineering behind the Olympic Winter Games. Videos such as Slapshot Physics and Figuring out Figure Skating give new meaning

Newspaper bridges

Challenge students to build the biggest, strongest bridge possible from newspaper and tape. It is necessary to build, test and modify engineering designs in order to produce structures of optimal strength.