Building Begins with a Beam


Students construct foam beams under specific constraints, so that they can support weight without touching the egg beneath it at midspan. They learn about deflection and load capacity as they try to make the "cost" of the beam as small as possible.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Hands-On Activities
Discipline:Civil, Mechanical
Topic(s):Structures
Grade:6-8, 9-12
Time:60 minutes or less

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