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published by the Public Broadcasting Service
content provider: the WGBH Educational Foundation
Visit Shapes Lab, from the PBS Building Big Series to learn how the shape of a structure affects its strength.  Don't miss the activity where you load a rectangle, an arch, and a triangle with various weights until they fail.  You'll also find information about  building materials.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Statics of Rigid Bodies
Other Sciences
- Engineering
- Middle School
- High School
- Elementary School
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
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- Learners
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2001 WGBH
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Keywords: arch, building, force, load, rectangle, stress, structure, triangle, weight
Record Creator: Metadata instance created April 5, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Apr 05, 2007 by Ann Deml
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AIP Format
(Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, 2001), WWW Document, (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/shapes.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Building Big: Shapes Lab, (Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, 2001), <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/shapes.html>.
APA Format
Building Big: Shapes Lab. (2001). Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Public Broadcasting Service: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/shapes.html
Chicago Format
WGBH Educational Foundation. Building Big: Shapes Lab. Alexandria: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/shapes.html (accessed 20 October 2014).
MLA Format
Building Big: Shapes Lab. Alexandria: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001. WGBH Educational Foundation. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/shapes.html>.
BibTeX Export Format
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