“S” words
The Forces Among Us
“Loaded” questions
Bridges R Us
Better “Knock on Wood”
100
Any object that provides support
What is STRUCTURE
100
A push or a pull that causes an object to change its movement or shape
What is FORCE
100
When measuring the force of a load, you measure it in _______.
What is NEWTONS
100
A bridge having its roadway hung from large cables supported between tall towers
What is SUSPENSION BRIDGE
100
Houses are built using what type of structure?
What is FRAME
200
A structure with a solid outer surface and a hollow inner area
What is SHELL
200
A force applied to an object by something else
What is EXTERNAL FORCE
200
A moving or changing force acting on an object
What is DYNAMIC LOAD or LIVE LOAD
200
A bridge supports by a framework of beams that form triangles
What is a TRUSS BRIDGE
200
A beaver dam is this type of structure...
What is MASS
300
This is the term that refers to both sides of a structure looking the same. It also relates to aesthetics.
What is SYMMETRY
300
An imaginary point in an object where the downward force of gravity acts
What is CENTRE OF GRAVITY
300
The limits in which the safety of a structure is considered to be acceptable is its __________ (3 words)
What is MARGIN OF SAFETY
300

Two different types of beams, one has the shape of an I, the other a hollow rectangle

What is I BEAM or BOX BEAM

300
Plywood is stronger than normal wood because it is _________.
What is LAMINATED
400

The non moving weight of a structure 

What is a DEAD LOAD

400

The forming of material into layers by putting plastic over the top. 

What is LAMINATION

400
The breakdown of a structure due to the internal and external forces acting on it
What is STRUCTURAL FAILURE
400

This type of structure would not be able to support a load without its ‘keystone’

What is the ARCH BRIDGE
400

The term that means how pretty something is

What is AESTHETICS
500
A force that acts to push parts in opposite directions
What is SHEAR
500

The weakening of the metal in a structure due to the external and internal forces acting on it

What is STRUCTURAL or METAL FATIGUE 

500
A force that acts to squeeze an object or to push parts together
What is COMPRESSION
500
The use or purpose of a sturcture
What is FUNCTION
500

This type of joint is rigid and prevents movement

What is a FIXED JOINT

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