Tower Cranes

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Abstract
Throughout the popsicle stick tower crane projects, groups were instructed to build a tower crane replica out of popsicle sticks, with the purpose of holding the most weight in a competition between their peers’ tower cranes. The Insane Cranes focused on making a very sturdy base, and a flexible yet strong jib. Their crane held 2,600 grams and places second in their class-wide competition. They found that the hardest part of the project was the research about and the assembly of the jib. On the contrary, they found that the easiest part of the project was the building of the base. In conclusion, the popsicle stick tower crane project was a total success, the groups that participated in it gained experience in working with teams and those participating also gained understanding of cantilevers.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgements ………………………………………………………………………………… page 1 Abstract …………………………………………………………………………………………………. page 2 Introduction and Background Information ………………………………………………. page 4 Methodology …………………………………………………………………………………………... page 4 Results …………………………………………………………………………………………………… page 5 Analysis and Discussion ………………………………………………………………………….. page 5 Conclusion and Recommendation …………………………………………………………… page 6 Bibliography ………………………………………………………………………………………….. page 7 Appendices …………………………………………………………………………………………….. page 8

Introduction and Background Information
Through out the popsicle stick tower crane project the team, the Insane Cranes, gained experience and developed their teamwork skills, and they learned about cantilevers. The Insane Cranes were instructed to build a tower crane replica out of popsicle sticks, and to try and hold the most weight in a competition between their peers’ tower cranes. They worked hard, trying to build the replica that could hold the most weight. The team mainly focused on making their base structurally sound and they also focused a lot on designing the jib so that it both was sturdy and that it had the...
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