Exploring Structures and Forces

Exploring Structures and Forces


Curriculum Connections:

  • Science and Technology - Structures and Forces


Character Development:

  • program emphasizes respect, responsibility, teamwork, co-operation and perseverance


All structures are affected by forces. In this innovative program, students become scientists investigating structures and forces in TUSC’s IT Lab. Students are "engineers" exploring tension and compression in nature, and by building and testing! With each activity designed to deepen the students’ understanding of tension and compression, their final task is to test their skills in an electronic bridge design challenge.

students measuring a plant      students in the IT Lab using bridge software

Program Length: full day (9:30 - 2:00 pm)
Availability: winter (January to mid-March), spring (mid-March to April)
Location:  TUSC IT Lab 

LOI 1-150:       $5/student
LOI 151-250:   $7.50/student
LOI 251+:        $10/student

User fees help ensure the continuation of these learning experiences through partial cost recovery; fee schedule reflect rates subsidized by the Toronto District School Board.

TTC: each adult requires 2 TTC tickets (students travel for free) 

Maximum: 30 students