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Technology 1-2 ESO – Unit 8 STRUCTURES extra activities

1  –  Watch the video on “What is Tension / Compression?” and answer:

  • a)  What parts of a suspension bridge are in tension? Why?
  • b)  What parts of a suspension bridge are in compression? Why?

2  –  Watch the video on “Classifying Structures” and answer:

  • a)  What type of structure is a dam? Why?
  • b)  What could happen if all the parts in a frame structure don’t work together?
  • c)  What type of structure is a bicycle helmet? Why?
  • d)  What type of structure is the human skeleton? Why?