Toothpick Tower
Download
1 / 16

Toothpick Tower - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 100 Views
  • Uploaded on

Toothpick Tower. Why Triangles?. Most successful towers have many triangles as part of the design. Triangles help make the tower rigid and strong. Triangles are the ONLY polygon that cannot be 'squished' without changing the length of one or more sides

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Toothpick Tower' - gefen


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

Why triangles
Why Triangles?

  • Most successful towers have many triangles as part of the design. Triangles help make the tower rigid and strong.


  • Triangles are the ONLY polygon that cannot be 'squished' without changing the length of one or more sides

  • In the real world, triangular construction means that the beams themselves have to be stretched or compressed before the structure will experience any movement, which means that the structure can handle huge loads before failure.


Rectangles and squares easily deform under pressure. This does NOT make a strong and well-constructed tower



  • https:// both vertical and horizontal parts of the tower.www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN8wE8_3Sn0

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCP_Lcx_08Q

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/shapes.html

  • http://wimedialab.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfe.zgumdrop/triangles-testing-the-strength-of-a-gumdrop-dome/

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuS951q3lf8


Building supplies
Building Supplies both vertical and horizontal parts of the tower.

  • Cardboard

  • Wax Paper

  • Tape

  • Fingernail Clippers or

  • Diagonal Cutters


The requirements
The Requirements both vertical and horizontal parts of the tower.

  • Design and draw a picture of what your toothpick tower will look like

  • Tower must be between 8- 10 inches tall and 1-2 toothpicks wide

  • Students will work in assigned groups

  • Towers will be tested to see how much weight they can hold


ad