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Item #: AP6689 

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With the Simple Form Truss Physical Science and Physics Laboratory Kits, experiment with a simple form truss to determine the most structurally safe and efficient way to hand a sign.

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What principles must engineers follow to build safe structures such as bridges, buildings, or even a simple hanging sign? In this hands-on lab, students become structural engineers as they experiment with a simple form truss to determine the most structurally safe and efficient way to hang a sign. As students experiment, they will learn about the properties of second- and third-class levers, static equilibrium and torque. An excellent activity that teaches important science as well as improves students' problem-solving skills! Individual kit includes one reusable simple form truss. Classroom set includes enough reusable simple form trusses for eight student groups. Introductory and advanced student laboratory procedures, detailed background and teacher notes are provided with both kits. Support stands, 1000-g spring scales, and 500-g masses are required for each setup, but not included.Includes Flinn Exclusive STEM Integration Guide!


Materials Included in Kit: 
Binder clip, ¾", 4
Meter stick, hardwood, ½ meter
Ring stand clamp and bracket
String, thin, 2 M long

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
MS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
MS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution
HS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
HS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
HS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Stability and change
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
HS-PS1-2: Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-PS1-5: Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.
HS-PS1-6: Refine the design of a chemical system by specifying a change in conditions that would produce increased amounts of products at equilibrium.
HS-PS1-7: Use mathematical representations to support the claim that atoms, and therefore mass, are conserved during a chemical reaction.