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  • Oct 6, 2018: ACI CHAPTER - MIAMI DADE PUBLIC LIBRARIES SERIES at 6699 Windmill Gate Rd, Miami Lakes, FL 33014
    on October 6, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter of Florida International University is proud to announce its first outreach activity with the Miami-Dade Public Library System. It is a two-hour event where the principles of bridge design and construction will be taught to children and teens from the ages 8-12. Two activities are scheduled: building of a Thin-plate bridge and Balsa wood bridge.Goals:Thin-plate bridge- Students will try to fold sheets of papers in different patterns to create a stronger bridge. Changing the fold pattern and the span length will change the load (pennies) the section can hold. Balsa Wood Bridge- Students will learn the three basic shapes used in bridge construction. A bridge will be built with one of the basic shapes by using balsa wood as frame elements. Finally, the bridge is tested with a small moving load (toy car).PLEASE RSVP IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE AS A VOLUNTEER HERE Transportation could be provided to the activity location View on site | Email this event […]