We found 173 reviewed resources for skyscrapers
Impossible Zero G Skyscraper
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
What happens if you build a skyscraper so tall it breaks the laws of physics? This hypothetical scenario leads to an interesting discussion of Newtonian forces and the imaginary forces that explain them. As part of a larger series on...
Skyscrapers, Statics, and Dynamics: Crash Course Engineering #26
10 mins 9th - 12th
New ReviewYou definitely don't want skyscrapers to sway too much. An informative video discusses statics and dynamics, equilibrium, forces, and torque. It uses the Citicorp Building as an example to illustrate the danger of quartering winds and...
Symbols of the 1920s: New York City Skyscrapers in Photographs and Paintings
8th - 12th
Students explore the technological advancements of 1920's America. In this 1920's America activity, students examine photographs and paintings of skyscrapers and analyze the urban growth that prompted their construction.
The Tallest Skyscraper in America Has the Fastest Elevators
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The tower built in the Twin Towers' place, One World Trade Center, is not only the tallest building in the Americas—it also houses the fastes elevators. Learn more about the superspeed elevator system in the 104-story building with an...