Tension and Compression Exhibit

Tension and Compression Exhibit

Steel, rubber or spring loaded tensioning bar. Select a material to test the strengths of each one and decide which will work for your bridge or other building project. 

Exhibits Intended Use

With our STEM exhibit, children can explore how different material properties can affect the design of a structure. Whether that structure is a bridge, skyscraper or even playground equipment. Hands on time with the exhibits encourages thinking about the good and bad aspects of a materials properties.  

  • 2X  Black Rubber Tensioner
  • 2X  Custom Aluminum Spring Loaded Tension and Compression
  • 2X  Braided Steel Tensioners
  • 2X  Steel Rod Tensioners
  • 2X  Handles
  • 1X  Built in Wood Materials Holder
  • 2X  Built in  Steel Testing Assemblies

Optional Accessories

Recommended for this exhibit:  

  • 2X    Double Pendant Lights
  • 2X   Extra Tension Materials
  • 2X    Pre-Designed Interpretive Graphics Panel
  • 2x    17" Stools
  • 2X    Extra Aluminum Tensioner Clips to Select New Materials


Most exhibits’ assemblies range from $1,500 to $2,500 within the continental US. We are open to creative planning and solutions, please call to discuss the best option for your center.


Most single exhibits ship within the continental US from $300 to $1,000. Save on shipping by bundling.

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