# Engineering Education

## All Engineering Resources

**Bridges**

Design, build, and test a bridge made with file folders to see which design is the strongest.**Build and Test a Model Solar House**

Construct and test the energy efficiency and solar heat gain of a cardboard model house.**Building a Bungee Jump**

Build and study a bungee jump that is safe and fun to use.**Building a Zip Line**

Design, build, and study a zip line that is safe and fun to use.**Buildings and Earthquakes**

Build model buildings and test them for earthquake resistance using a shake table.**Ceramic Forces**

Explore what happens when a force is exerted on a ceramic material.**Conduction: Combine Heat Capacity and Conductivity**

This model shows the combined effects of heat capacity and conductivity.**Conduction: Heat Conduction Through Materials**

Observe the rate of heat flow through materials with different conductivities.**Conduction: The Effect of Temperature Difference**

Observe the effect of temperature difference on the flow of heat.**Conduction: The Effect of Wall Thickness on Heat Conduction**

Compare the flow of heat through different thicknesses of material.**Convection: Blowing Wind**

Observe the motion of air around and through a building when the wind is blowing.**Convection: Forced Convection**

Observe how forced convection can change an object’s surface temperature and cool it down rapidly.**Convection: Natural Convection**

This model illustrates the difference between conduction and convection in the transfer of heat.**Convection: Natural Convection Inverted**

This model shows how convection works when the heat source is at the top of a space rather than at the bottom.**Convection: Slow Down Convection**

This model explores how natural convection can be reduced with barriers.**Convection: The Stack Effect**

Observe the effect of leaks in the walls and roof on the air circulation in a heated house.**DC Circuits: Parallel Resistances**

Learn about parallel circuits by interacting with a virtual breadboard.**DC Circuits: Series Resistances**

Learn about series circuits by interacting with a virtual breadboard.**DC Circuits: Series-Parallel Resistances**

Learn about series-parallel circuits by interacting with a virtual breadboard.**Heat Storage Depends on Size**

Measure how size affects the flow of heat energy from a warm to a cold object.**Heat Storage Depends on Specific Heat**

Measure how specific heat affects the flow of heat energy from a warm to a cold object.**Maintaining Steady Temperature**

Explore how temperature swings in a house can be moderated.**Measuring Heat Transfer**

Observe and measure the flow of heat energy from a warm to a cold object.**Metal Forces**

Explore what happens when a force is exerted on a metallic material.**Plastic Forces**

Explore what happens when a force is exerted on a polymeric plastic material.**Solar Oven**

Design, build, and test a solar oven.**Tire Forces**

Explore what happens when a force is exerted on a rubber tire.**Troubleshooting DC Circuits**

Find the faulted resistor in a simulated circuit.**Vertical Temperature Gradients**

Explore the vertical temperature variations in a house due to natural convection.**Well and Poorly Insulated Houses**

Compare the heating of two houses with different insulation values.**Where Is the Most Heat Lost?**

Use movable thermometers to discover where a house has poor insulation.**Wind Generator**

Build a wind turbine and test different blade designs to generate electricity.