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Balsa Bridges – Getting Started Package

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Type: Education Units/Activities, Multi-Student Project Packs Ages: 12+

Building model bridges from balsa wood is a great way to get students engaged in technology, science, and engineering principles. This Getting Started package includes materials for 25 students, testing equipment, and curriculum to get your classroom into bridge building.

Requires sand or weights, foam board, pins, small clips, waxed paper, and tape, sold separately.

Product ID: W23619
Availability: In Stock
$410.00 (USD)
Item Option Qty Price
BridgePak
W51706
Balsa Wood
25-pack
1 $102.95 (USD)
Structure Testing Device
W54604
1 $285.00 (USD)
Timber Cutter
W18818
1 $21.25 (USD)
Timber Tester
W18523
1 $26.50 (USD)
Bridge Video (DVD)
W59889
1 $24.95 (USD)
  • Students Served: 25
  • Material: balsa wood

Pitsco’s Balsa Bridges activity centers on the design and construction of a bridge from 1/8" x 1/8" balsa wood. Typically, the bridge will span between 10" and 18", with a width of about 3". The bridge is tested to the breaking point by applying a load to a wood block placed on the roadbed of the bridge.

STEM

Science
  • Modeling
  • Equilibrium
  • Forces
Technology
  • Construction
  • Design processes
  • Historical perspectives
Engineering
  • Design aesthetics
  • Data analysis
  • Technological design
Math
  • Pythagorean theorem
  • Efficiency
  • Symmetry

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