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Building Basics

Want to know how buildings are so strong? In this BrainPOP movie on building basics, you’ll learn all about how different types of buildings deal with the forces of gravity, compression, and tension to keep from falling down! In the movie, Tim and Moby will teach you about several kinds of structures, including the post and lintel construction that’s been used everywhere from suburban split-levels to Stonehenge. You’ll even find out how the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt was built so that it could support the weight of all those heavy stones. Build up your knowledge with this cool movie!

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