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How to Test The Strength of Shapes


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How to Test The Strength of Shapes

In this activity, learners explore the strength of different shapes. Fold paper into triangles, squares, and other shapes, then experiment with how much weight they can hold. This activity includes step-by-step instructions, suggested questions to ask young learners, and a brief discussion of forces on shapes in engineering and nature.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Books for weight

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process

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  • All Rights Reserved, CuriOdyssey, ©2021

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