STEAM Pasta Bridges

posted Dec 22, 2016, 11:24 AM by Patrick Johnson
Today students made bridges out of challenging materials and then tested their bridges using weights.

First students were shown pictures of a variety of bridges. Then they were grouped into pairs and given the instructions for the challenge. We also discussed learning skills such as Collaboration and Self-Regulation for this activity.

Students had a few minutes to plan their bridgeswith their partner and then were given only 30 minutes to complete the build.

Finally, we tested each bridge using heavier and heavier weights. All of the bridges were able to hold the heaviest weight we tested!!