Boost Learning with Hands-On Testing
The new Go Direct Structures & Materials Tester is an excellent tool for teaching engineering concepts and design processes. Students evaluate truss, bridge, or other structure strength by measuring the applied load and deflection and graphing the resulting data in real time. Students can more easily apply the redesign phase of the engineering design process, as the tester will cause the weakest element of a structure to fail, leaving the remaining elements intact.
Get your students learning right away with the included NGSS-aligned Materials Testing: Beams to Bridges e-book. Students complete these engaging activities to investigate various materials and structures. Topics include beams, trusses, determining modulus of elasticity, and bridges.
Use Competition for Motivation
Boost student motivation and learning with bridge-building competitions. Our free Go Direct Bridge Competition Software provides immediate, side-by-side comparisons of structure strength for your entire class. The software provides real-time graphing, giving students immediate feedback on bridge performance.