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5 Things Lego Blocks Can Teach You About Structural Engineering

Do you remember when you would play with Legos?  Who knew that you were actually learning a few things about Structural Engineering!  It teaches us about:

1)      Building to Scale – creating spaces large enough to accommodate a desirable number of people

2)      Loading Constraints – the weight and pressure on the structure while its stationary or being used

3)      How to Brace – where to add additional pieces for support

4)      Designing Around Nature – knowing how to build around events like earthquakes

5)      Tension – the pulling forces on materials

6)      Compression – the pressure on materials

Read this article to read more!

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