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Publisher: American Physical Society
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This annotated image from the American Physical Society presents the results of an experiment in which small photoelastic disks on a tray are squeezed in one direction and expanded…
  
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Publisher: K. Snelson
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On this website Kenneth Snelson presents his tensegrity sculptures. The site contains an image gallery, related computer images, and a section discussing the relationship between…
  
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Publisher: G. Hart
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This activity from George Hart contains information on how to build tensegrity structures that are based on the Platonic solids, from straws, rubber bands, and paper clips.…
  
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Publisher: Physics Department - University of California, Berkeley
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This annotated collection of slides, each with a brief description, shows a variety of tension structures, mostly bridges but also multi-story buildings. One section is devoted to…
  
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Publisher: Wikimedia Foundation
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This Wikipedia entry provides a description of the career of the Spanish architect and engineer named Santiago Calatrava. The site includes lists of projects with links, numerous…
  
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Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service
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Visit Shapes Lab, from the PBS Building Big Series to learn how the shape of a structure affects its strength. Don't miss the activity where you load a rectangle, an arch, and a…
  
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Publisher: Exploratorium
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This set of hands-on activity from the Exploratorium addresses the physics and engineering of structures. The site contains a photo gallery and multiple activities to demonstrate the…
  
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Publisher: Exploratorium
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Try this activity from the Exploratorium for a simple technique for determining a center of mass. Sliding your hands underneath the object shows the location of its center of mass.…
  
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Publisher: University of Colorado
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In this PhET simulation, you can investigate how a teeter-totter balances, by moving objects of different masses to various positions. Can you make the teeter-totter balance? This…
  
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Publisher: Wikipedia
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This Wikipedia page provides an overview of tension structures and describes the important architects and engineers who use this form of construction. The page includes the history…