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Bridges – Getting Started Package

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Building model bridges from balsa or basswood 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.

Access the comprehensive Pitsco Bridge Book for bridge building instructions, a short history of bridges, construction ideas, and much more! The Pitsco Bridge Book is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.

Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials? The Model Bridges Teacher’s Guide is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.


Type: Multi-Student Project Packs Grades: 6-12


Learning Values

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


  • Students Served: 25
  • Other Products Required: Sand or weights, foam board, pins, small clips, waxed paper, and tape

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