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i-STEAM Workshop: It's a Matter of Truss: Designing Structures

207 Sackett Building University Park, PA
Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 8:30am - 3:30pm
8:30am - 3:30pm
1 Day


Engineering design requires knowledge of science and math to make informed decisions in order to obtain acceptable design solutions. This workshop uses a design challenge to motivate decision-making and to introduce teachers to an alternative way to teach science and math content in the context of engineering design. Teachers will learn about how trusses balance forces, and how to analyze and compare alternative designs. We will show how mathematical modeling is an essential tool for engineering design and teachers will use a free modeling software in the workshop. All teachers are welcome, but content is most applicable to engineering, technology, physics, and trigonometry teachers or those teaching about Newton’s Laws and/or balanced forces.

Taget Audience:
6th - 12th Grade Teachers
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