The Able Arch & The Trusty Truss

Sat, Mar 09 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Sat, Mar 09 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Sat, Mar 09 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

What makes arches and triangles so strong? Explore both the physical science and the history of arch and truss bridges. Participants will perform five experiments to investigate the inherent strength of these shapes and understand why civil engineers frequently use them in the design and construction of structures in general, and in designing and constructing bridges in particular. Participants will also build a structure that they can take home with them.

Program is appropriate for school-age children and families! Please note a $20 workshop admission price.

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San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
619-696-0199 extn. 1608
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San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Central San Diego

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