Tuesday, 5/30/17- A Day

Learning Objective:

  • To develop a performance-based project to demonstrate understanding of principles associated with building bridges
  • To acquire scientific knowledge regarding the design principles associated with force and load distribution in the design of a “popsicle stick” bridge
  • To design, build, and test a “popsicle stick” bridge within design parameters

Learning Activities:

Continue to follow your design to build your bridge! Keep in mind the following parameters:

  • You may use up to 175 wooden coffee stirrers and 25 popsicle sticks and glue. Try to use the fewest sticks possible to reach your goal.
  • The bridge must be able to hold up to 5,000 g weight.
    The bridge must be at least 14 inches in length.
  • When bridge is constructed, it will be placed between 2 chairs & tested with weight bearing test
  • Bridge will also be judged on aesthetics, so be creative
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