Lesson 2: Force
What are some of the forces that act on structures and how do civil engineers design structures that can withstand these forces?
• examine several different structures and observe how each is affected by a force.
• brainstorm and implement some engineering solutions to prevent forces from causing a structure to fail.
• discuss how civil engineers work to counteract the forces (pushes and pulls) on a structure in order to make it stronger and more stable.
• Civil engineering