Build a Straw Bridge

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Build teamwork skills while building a bridge. Scholars work together in groups to create a bridge out of 20 straws and tape. There is a minimum span length of 25 centimeters, but otherwise, let creativity run wild.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils research different types of bridges in a journal entry
Classroom Considerations
  • A large number of straws and pennies (or other small objects) is necessary for the activity
  • Some familiarity with bridges and structural integrity is beneficial
  • Gives some activity variations to consider
  • Describes engineering and science connections
  • None