Want to understand how to predict when the good waves are coming to your shore? It helps to start with the basics behind the formation of ocean waves.
A little physics can go a long way on that shortboard.
In this activity, students make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene).
The Physics of Skateboarding Tricks
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
What can you build with 50 straws and 50 pins?
Activities on structure and building, in Italian.
What happens to a cylinder when you scale it up?
This clay building activity shows that when you make things bigger, weight increases faster than strength.
Explore cantilevers and other structures by building with skewers.
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