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KELVIN® Odyssey™ Structure Challenge

Price: $795.00
Stock #: 841609


Design, Build and Test a Structure

This activity challenges students to design, construct and test a structure (beam, truss, etc.) which will span a specific distance. The structures will be evaluated by monitoring the amount of deflection at the midpoint while under varying loads.

The goal is to create a structure which will support as much weight as possible while showing minimal deflection. Structures may be constructed from a wide variety of materials and assembled in different ways.

The software will monitor and display the deflection (in inches) of each structure. The load will also be displayed for each test. The results of each test will remain visible on the screen so students can quickly compare each structure. Students will easily understand the forces present on all structures when placed under a load.

This is an excellent experience for introducing a bridge building activity. Additional bass wood sticks are available in the accessories section of our web site which are recommended for this challenge.

The Odyssey Structure Challenge Includes:

  • Odyssey Structure Challenge Software (Compatible with Windows XP-7)
  • Data Acquisition Interface NOW with USB Port
  • USB Computer Cable
  • Structure Test Device
  • Sensor with a 6’ Cable Assembly
  • [1] Set of Basswood Sticks
  • Teacher Manual
  • Student Worksheets
  • Workstation Sign

Recommended for Grades 6-10.

NOTE: Computer Required.

Other versions available (see below).

Every challenge begins with a comprehensive 7-step problem solving tutorial
Accurate test results will be displayed in a clear easy read format
Students may analyze test results by viewing various graphs, statistics, and raw data.
Over 50 interactive screens allow the student to research and solve each problem much like real engineers.
Practical applications of math, science, and communication skills provide an integrated learning experience for the student.
Integrated quizzes with online grading and printed results help track student progress.

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