Dream Big Design Challenge Exhibits

These original Design Challenge Exhibits link directly to content seen in Dream Big.  Each document contains a design manual with instructions for building each exhibit.  These exhibits are designed for display in museum maker spaces or other areas where families can tinker and solve an engineering challenge just like engineers do.

Design Challenge Exhibit: Cable Stayed Bridge

Discover the beautiful, modern design of a cable stayed bridge.  Visitors can test the effect of gravity as they experiment with different loads.  By using different materials they’ll learn that while gravity constantly pulls a bridge roadway down, cables or supports must supply an opposing force upward.


Design Challenge Exhibit:  Shake Table

Future engineers can test how to build structures to withstand earthquakes. Kids will discover that using designs and materials that are flexible are often best able to withstand seismic forces.

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