How Tall Can a LEGO Tower Get? – Life’s Biggest Questions
Last fall a YouTube channel entitled Lifes Biggest Questions dealt with the question of “how tall can a LEGO tower get?” The video discusses the math that was utilized by researchers at The Open University to figure how tall a LEGO tower would get prior to the blocks collapsed under their own weight. Naturally, the mathematical response assumes that the tower would not topple over before reaching its maximum height. So you then have to consider the total stability of the structure rather of just weight-bearing ability of the structure. See the video to find out more, its rather pleasurable..
Applications for Education.
The question of “how high can a LEGO tower get?” is a fun timely for diving into discussions about mathematics and physics. Prior to showing trainees the post or the video discussed above, I d have them make guesses as to the response then draw up lists of the variables that they can consider that would influence how tall the tower might get. Then after they enjoy the video I d have a little classroom contest to see who can build the highest tower with the LEGOs readily available in my classroom.
The comic and the short article prompted me to turn to YouTube for videos about constructing huge LEGO towers. The video describes the math that was utilized by researchers at The Open University to figure how tall a LEGO tower would get before the blocks collapsed under their own weight. Prior to revealing students the video or the post pointed out above, I d have them make guesses as to the answer then write out lists of the variables that they can think of that would influence how high the tower could get. After they see the video I d have a little classroom contest to see who can build the tallest tower with the LEGOs offered in my classroom.
While getting caught up on my reading in Feedly today I came throughout a.
new comic from The Oatmeal. The comic addresses the question, “how high can a LEGO tower get?” (Its a copyright-protected work so youll have to view it on The Oatmeal site). The comic is based upon a 2012 BBC short article titled.
How Tall Can a LEGO Tower Get? The comic and the post triggered me to turn to YouTube for videos about constructing giant LEGO towers. YouTube did not dissatisfy me in my look for videos that discuss the math and physics highlighted in the BBCs short article and The Oatmeals comic..
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