Structures and Materials Teaching Set
Structures and Materials package offers student activities to investigate the science and technology behind the built environment.

The equipment included enables students to explore beam designs and then perform destructive testing on them to analyze the properties of their materials and the performance of their design.

This resource can also be used in conjunction with Optional Cloud-based Software, which offers online practical tasks as well as interactive theory presentations, investigations, and assessments, which link directly to the practical activities carried out using this resource.

Training Concepts:
  • Identify the forces that act on structures
  • Investigate how skyscrapers are constructed
  • Construct model beams from wood
  • Use a computer model to design beams
  • Explore the use of concrete as a construction material
  • Construct a reinforced Plaster of Paris beam
  • Research the use of concrete additives
  • Identify examples of how sustainable materials can be used in construction
  • Develop a composite material using recycled materials and test its properties
  • Identify different styles of bridges
  • Design and construct a model bridge
  • Research bridge designs
  • Test a model bridge

Teaching Set includes:
  • Structures and Materials Student Resource Pack (121-01) x 12
    • Wet Tray
    • Beam Test Rig
    • Mass Set and Hanger
    • Spatula and Scoop
    • Beam Mould
    • Beaker
    • Cutting Mat and Craft Knife
    • Dress Pins
    • Scissors
  • Structures and Materials Consumables Pack (121-02) x 1
    • Balsa Modelling Wood
    • Copper Rod
    • Wood Glue
    • Plaster of Paris
    • Disposable Gloves
    • Thread
    • Drinking Straws
    • Adhesive Stick
Product: Structures and Materials Teaching Set
Product Code: 121-00

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