Use this factsheet to review the many events and successes witnessed at the Georgia Dome during its 25 year reign.
Use this video to see how demolition crews use dynamite to cause an implosion. The steel base of a structure is knocked out, causing the rest of the building to fall inward.
Crews cannot use many common demolition tools in crowded urban areas. To tear down skyscrapers and other large structures, demolition experts must follow a detailed plan to take a building apart piece by piece.
Alfred Nobel created dynamite using the explosive power of nitroglycerin. Since then, dynamite has been used to create new spaces and destroy old structures.
Before the twentieth century, buildings were demolished with crowbars and axes. Skyscrapers posed a new challenge for demolition experts and tools like the wrecking ball and the mechanical digger changed the way structures were destroyed.
Join host Nina and special guests Andrea, Soham, and Yusuf as they answer the question of how buildings are knocked down. The demolition of a building can happen by using explosions or machinery to tear the building down. Nina and the kids perform experiments to show how to make a building fall a certain way and how buildings can be demolished from the top down.
Stable structures are able to stand tall because the forces acting upon them are balanced. When a structure must be knocked down, demolition experts use their knowledge of these forces and of each structure's most important elements to do the job effectively. Stacey Loizeaux is one such demolition expert. In this interview from NOVA, she describes some of the knowledge she and her family's demolition team use to bring down large structures quickly and safely.
It's Mindy's birthday today, and she's over the moon with excitement! In this clip from Ready Jet Go!, the kids celebrate by jumping around in a bounce house. Sean and Face 9000 then explain to Mindy what gravity is, and why a person can jump higher on the moon compared to Earth.
On this KidVision VPK virtual field trip, visit the Marlin's stadium and parking garages under construction. Learn about planning, safety and measuring, and practice using tools. It is quite a site!
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