Wednesday, October 15, 2014

West Point Bridge: virtual science simulations

This week's resource is an oldy and a goody. West Point Bridge Designer is a software application that provides students with a digital laboratory to test various bridge structures with the intent of learning about building forces such as load, compression, and tension.

This resource is a great way to do some preliminary exploration with the students and engage their interest with digital simulations. Once they have learned key concepts you can then move onto building and testing physical models.