Flashcards in Structures - AG Deck (23)
Name some examples of structures that you can find in nature.
trees, rocks, caves, beehives, skeletons, spider webs
Name some man made structures.
What are the 3 functions of structures?
Supporting a load
spanning a gap
enclosing people, animals or objects
Can you think of some objects that support a load?
wall supports a roof
chair supports a person
A stem supports the weight of a plant's leaves and flowers.
If you built a bridge from one side of a river to the other, what function would the structure of the bridge be doing?
spanning a gap
What is the name is of the suspension bridge in the United Kingdom that is 1 410m long?
The Humber Bridge
Can you think of a structure in nature that can span a gap?
Name some structures that might enclose animals.
Some structures enclose people. Name some
Some structures enclose objects in order to protect them. Can you think of some?
shell of a snail
What is the job of structures like a bucket or pig-sty?
to contain what is inside
There are three main types of structures. What are they?
Name some shell structures
shell of an egg
A frame structure is made up of many ________ parts joined together to form a ____________.
What sort of materials are normally used to build modern buildings?
Give some examples of frame structures.
A solid or mass structure is not ________ .
Only 3 of the following 5 objects are solid structures. Which ones are they?
Give 3 reasons why animals need shelters.
To keep them dry.
To keep them warm.
To keep them safe.
What 5 things do all animals that are kept by humans need?
clean water and good food
comfortable place to live
to be safe and healthy
to be happy
To be able to do all the things they would do in the wild.
Can you think of some natural animal shelters?
bee hive, bird nest, spider web, meerkat burrow
Name some human made animal shelters
horse stable, hamster cage, fish tank, cattle kraal, sheep pen