Buildable Bridge Models. Learning Engineering through Block Play and Model Construction. Brian Brenner Julia Carroll Brian Gravel.
Buildable Bridge Models
Learning Engineering through Block Play and Model Construction
“Young children are inherently active with strong impulses to investigate, to share with others what they have found out, to construct things, and to create. In other words, a child is a natural engineer.”
-Genalo et al. (2000)
Simulates collapse and redesign of Tacoma Narrows bridge
Unstiffened deck comes off with a modest wind
Stiffened deck remains intact