Saturday, October 4, 2008

Week Six - Bridges

Put the following out on a table: 2 cups, 2 spoons (plastic or real), 6 sticks of spaghetti, 15 inches of tape, two 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper, a measuring tape and lots of quarters or pennies(the measuring tape and quarters/pennies cannot be used in the solution). Using the cups as the ends, tell your students to build a bridge that spans 9 inches and will hold as much weight as possible. When the bridge is complete, measure its strength by placing quarters/pennies on it (or anything else you want). Count how many quarters the bridge holds. As always, we look forward to your pictures and your results. All participants will be entered in our October giveaway drawing.

To learn more about bridges, go here.


Anonymous said...

I just found your blog from someone else blogging about their bridge building experience and I think this idea is great! I will definitely be using this with my son when we begin homeschooling. Thanks!

C said...

Great! Glad to have you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for adding us to your participants list!

I'm afraid we're going to be delinquents and do this bridges challenge this week. :o)

C said...

No problem. Send your bridge pics in too! This week's challenge is hard but doable!