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Title: Building Big
Url: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/
Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.).
Description: Building Big is a very informative site about the engineering principles required to build large structures, including bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels. The interactive labs presented on the site discuss the various factors (e.g. forces, materials, loads, shapes) that need to be considered when designing large buildings. Fun challenges test these concepts for each of the five structures by putting students in charge of various construction projects. The student needs to weigh the pros and cons of particular designs and choose which is best for a given scenario. There are also many interviews with different structural engineers that will help students understand what working in this field is like.
LC Classification: Technology -- Bridge engineering -- Bridge design and drafting
Technology -- Building construction -- Details in building design and construction -- Domes
Technology -- Building construction -- Environmental engineering of buildings. Sanitary engineering of buildings -- Installations in special classes of buildings. By class, A-Z -- Tall buildings
Technology -- Building construction -- Study and teaching
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Materials of engineering and construction
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Structural engineering (General) -- Study and teaching
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Tunneling. Tunnels
Technology -- Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering -- Hydraulic engineering -- Dams. Barrages
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Vocational Education -- Instructional issues
Date Issued: 2000
Resource Type: Bibliographies
Dataset (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2007-07-05 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-02-22 12:02:23 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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Resource URL Clicks: 38
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