Year 2013 - AVI and PDF Formats Version
This educational product shows science students how to design and assemble balsa wood bridges. The materials needed, guidelines, required measurements, and the step-by-step planning and construction are clearly explained using text, attractive drawings, and high-quality digital pictures and videos. It includes 21 videos in AVI Movie format and 21 files in pdf format. There are many electronic viewers available to see the AVI video files, including Windows Media Player, Real Player, Nero Showtime, and many others.
The following is a general description of the software:
Students have the opportunity of viewing a wide variety of standard and original bridge designs. One important component of this product is a large set of digital pictures of approximately 100 real balsa wood bridges. Seven pictures from different angles were taken to most bridges. In that way, students can observe how every side of the bridge was put together, including its front, top, side, and bottom.
The bridge students will build uses balsa wood sticks (2.38 mm or 3/32 inch in thickness). The maximum weight of the bridge is 16 grams. Besides the glue and a cutting knife, students will need approximately 30 sticks (each 61 cm or 2 ft in length). The rules and guidelines indicated are standard in many Science and Enginnering Fair competitions nationwide.
Students are also taught how to plan and design on graph paper the construction of their own bridges. They will see the benefits of making a blueprint on graph paper or in the computer, before building the actual bridge.
One of the positive aspects of this software is that it gives students ideas on bridge design, in addition to basic principles they have to keep in mind to construct a strong bridge. The tutorials incorporated in the software use more than 200 pictures and graphics to explain numerous bridge construction principles, including how to cut and join the wood sticks for maximum strength.
After helping the student design a bridge on paper or in the computer, our software will guide the student step-by-step, from the beginning to the end, in how to assemble the entire bridge.
After viewing the content of this software, every student will have the knowledge, the confidence, and the determination to design and build a good balsa wood bridge that meets all the requirements.
One of the tutorials incorporated in the software shows in detail the complete step-by-step planning and construction of the bridge shown in the last picture.
If you are interested in purchasing this educational product (Balsa Wood Bridges - Product # BRID1), please send your check or money order for $95.00 to the address shown below. All orders will be fulfilled within 7 days. Note:
We also accept Purchase Orders from school districts and from individual schools. The Purchase Order must show the school name, address, and phone number, and must be signed by an administrator or department chairperson that is authorized to make purchases.
Ceres Software Corporation
871 N.W. 133rd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33182-1807
Note: We also accept Purchase Orders from school districts and from individual schools. The Purchase Order must show the school name, address, and phone number, and must be signed by an administrator or department chairperson that is authorized to make purchases.
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