Structure and Stability in Gr.3

Calling all future engineers. On Thursday, November 13th the grade 3 classes were challenged to participate in a Structures and Stability workshop. They were faced with the tasks of creating strong and stable structures such as bridges. We learned about how structures all have certain purposes: they may span, contain or support. Structures must also withstand the forces of compression and tension. It’s pretty amazing to think that a famous structure like the Leaning Tower of Pisa has been compressed for hundreds of years and that the Golden Gate Bridge is always in tension as its cables are being pulled across the San Francisco Bay. Can you name the famous structure in Toronto that was originally built as a communication tower? Here’s a hint: It is the tallest free standing structure in Canada and the grade 3 students will be visiting this strong and stable structure in the upcoming weeks.