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Forces Lab
Forces Lab (126K)
Squeezing, stretching,
sliding, twisting, and
bending -- try them all!


Materials Lab
Materials Lab (205K)
Test out the materials
that engineers use
to build big!


Loads Lab
Loads Lab (96K)
Explore the loads that
big structures must
be able to withstand.


Shapes Lab
Shapes Lab (89K)
Rectangles, triangles, and
arches -- simple shapes
can form big ideas!


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