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published by the Public Broadcasting Service
content provider: the WGBH Educational Foundation
Shapes Lab, from the PBS Building Big Series, shows how the shape of a structure affects its strength.  Rectangles, arches, and triangles are compared for their distribution of stress and response to forces applied by the visitor.  The site also contains information about forces, loads, and building materials.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Statics of Rigid Bodies
Other Sciences
- Engineering
- Middle School
- High School
- Elementary School
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
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Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/flash
- text/html
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© 2001 WGBH
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Keywords:
arch, building, force, load, rectangle, stress, structure, triangle, weight
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Metadata instance created April 5, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated:
April 5, 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 December 18, 2017, 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 18 December 2017).
MLA Format
Building Big: Shapes Lab. Alexandria: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001. WGBH Educational Foundation. 18 Dec. 2017 <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/shapes.html>.
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