Structural Engineering Lesson for Kids


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What does a structural engineer need to know to help invent, design, and build structures?

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1. In order for something to be a structure, it has to be able to do what?

2. There are forces acting on structures all the time. What is one force that might act on a structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Work through the quiz and worksheet to see how much you know about the field of structural engineering. Forces that act on structures and the requirement for something to be called a 'structure' are some things the quiz will ask you about.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll see these topics on the multiple-choice quiz:

  • Part of the structure that looks like a bunch of triangles
  • Requirements for a structure
  • Knowledge that a structural engineer needs when inventing and designing structures
  • A force that might act on a structure

Skills Practiced

  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about what would work horizontally and vertically in a structure to help it achieve its purpose
  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important details from the lesson on structural engineering
  • Explaining information - read about what makes something a structure and explain it correctly

Additional Learning

You can review more by using the lesson called Structural Engineering Lesson for Kids. Go through this lesson to:

  • Review examples of structures
  • See what structural engineers do
  • Determine how structures can be made better