Midwest Tech 2016 Product Catalog

BRIDGE BUILDING KITS &TESTERS CareerTech Ed / STEM Mfr. Overall size 12-3/4"L x 4-3/4"W x 5-1/4"H. Scale 1/130. Includes precision laser-cut wood parts, hardware, adj. counterweight & roller platform. Stk. Mfr. Qty. Price 536450 86702 1 Kit $12.60 Class Pack Includes the above, plus Comprehensive Teacher's Guide CD which gives National Science Standards, web links, lesson plans for 2 grade levels (5 to 8 & 6 to 12). Stk. Mfr. Qty. Price 536451 8670 12 Kits $126.00 BuildingToothpick Bridges ABS Students will learn the business and teamwork aspects of bridge building. Brings practical approach to math, geometry and social studies through the exercise of building a bridge. Includes teachers guideline & bridge plans. Stk. Price Lift Bridge Operating Model Midwest Products Scale model Bascule bridge, a drawbridge with counterweight con- tinuously balances the bridge span. Teaches the concepts of center of balance, equilibrium and the lever of a simple machine. Intermedi- ate-level kit (for grades 5-12) contains 1 leaf of the 2-leaf bridge.

Structural Stress Analyzer AMT Authentic testing platform designed to be both dependable and durable, the SSA enables students to perform materials testing in the same manner found at the college level - a perfect experience for inclusion in the student portfolio. With forces up to 1,000 lbs. the SSA

displays real time data measuring force and deflection of classroom-con- structed towers, bridges and tensile samples. This stress-strain relationship curve allows students to analyze and describe the performance of samples using college level concepts and vocabulary – an essential experience for college and career readiness. • Rigid aluminum construction for stable desktop operation • Maximum breaking force of 1,000 lbs. • Proprietary graphing software & interface cable, for use with all Windows based operating systems • Simple 2 button-operated LCD readout showing maximum force & de-

flection allows for both interfaced & standalone use • Comprehensive user’s manual & 20 day curriculum • Mfr.'s 1-yr. warranty & tech support Size 7"D x 19"W x 35"H. Weight 60 lbs. 120V. Includes tensile testing adapter and 15 test samples. Shown w/computer, mouse & monitor, not included. Stk. Mfr.





Tensile Specimen AMT Stk. Mfr.






$8.40 $8.40 $8.40

197811 197812 197813



Toothpicks ABS Stk.

Brass Steel



Qty. 800 800


$5.60 $5.60

957887 957888

740181 740182

Round Square

TensileTester Fischer For testing of specimens that will require from 300 - 5,000 lbs. (+/- 1% Accuracy ) of tensile load to cause fracture. Consisting of a load frame and a pumping system, the operator has precise control over the entire opera- tion. Self-tightening grips accept up to 0.125" x 1.13" cross section, but the 5,000 lb. maximum load limits the largest

1/8" Dia. Straws ABS Used as axle bearings for dragsters or for building model bridges. Stk. Mfr. Size Qty. Price 478215 721043 1/8" dia. x 8"L 500 $11.40

specimen that can be tested (varies according to material strength). Provides digital readout of live & peak loads. Meets ASME, AWS Codes & MIL Stan- dards. Calibration (ASTM E4) traceable to NIST Standards. Tester 31"H x 7"W x 4"D. Pump 6"H x 4"W x 14"D. Weight 34 lbs. Includes hand-operated pump. Stk. Mfr. Price 405903 TT2 $2,941.00 Home Quick Planner DesignWorks Inc Kit allows you to organize and change plans without having to draw and redraw your layout. Provides a full assortment of 1/4" scale, pre-cut, reusable, peel and stick symbols to place directly onto sketch or blue- print or to 5,600 sq. ft. floor plan grid. Add color and detail to each Quick Planner symbol to help visualize exactly how real item will look in the home. Includes hundreds of furniture & architectural symbols, 5,600 sq. ft. floor plan, plus design notes & checklist to help design & evaluate plans. Stk. Mfr. Price 322300 HQP $23.80 HOME PLANNING KITS

1/4" Dia. Straws ABS Used for bridge building. Stk. Mfr.


Qty. 300





1/4" dia. x 7-3/4"L

Earthquake StructureTester Kelvin Have students design and build a tower, bridge or house from balsa wood. Then attach it to the Earthquake Machine and turn the earthquake on. Vary the speed using the variable speed power supply (sold separately) and see how long it takes before the structure begins to fall apart. Includes 1,000g weight which can be attached to the struc- ture to give it more destruction mass.







Variable Speed Power Supply Stk. Mfr.






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