oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - A truss game for schools

Volume 5, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



A game has been brought out to encourage an interest in civil engineering among school pupils. Technology as an academic subject is becoming increasingly common in South African schools and teachers are constantly on the look-out for subjects that can combine conceptualisation of the solution to a practical problem with the opportunity to create the conceived object and see it work. SAICE's local and national bridge-building competitions for schools have neatly satisfied these two conditions by requiring pupils to conceive the most efficient structure that they can make from supplied thin wooden sticks and then to build it so that it can be tested.

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