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Using this kit, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of structural engineering and learn how engineering concepts are applied in supporting or resisting loads. The class will study different types of bridges and the STEM principles that support their designs. In the course of the Unit, students will construct six working models including a house, a suspension bridge, a cable-stayed bridge, an arch bridge and two different truss bridges. They will also be challenged to build the largest free standing tower possible using the Engino‚® components included in the kit. Finally, the students will apply all they have learned to design and build a straw bridge that spans 70 cm and will support a minimum 2 kg distributed static load using only 100 plastic straws and a limited amount of masking tape. Includes all building and testing materials and instructor manual, lesson plans, Engino hands-on activity books, building instructions, and student worksheets.