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Balsa Bridges Maker Project

SKU: W43150
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Description

There are tons of different bridge designs. With the Balsa Bridges Maker Project, students create bridges and test them out to see which design is best.

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

Details

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

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What You'll Get

Learning Values

Science
  • Modeling
  • Equilibrium
  • Forces
Technology
  • Construction
  • Design processes
  • Historical perspectives
  • Problem solving
  • Structures
Engineering
  • Design aesthetics
  • Data analysis
  • Destructive testing
  • Structural engineering
Math
  • Pythagorean theorem
  • Efficiency
  • Symmetry
  • Measuring angles/lengths

Specifications

  • Students Served: 25
  • Material: Balsa wood

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