1st Maker Space

Breaking Bridges Activity

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  • Regular price $74.99

Design, Build, Test, Repeat!!! TeacherGeek bridges allow you to do what was never-before possible; redesign and retest, learn through experimentation and failure, grow understanding while evolving designs. There’s no gluing (hot glue burns or waiting for glue to dry). Every design can be improved so students are never done.

This activity comes with downloadable engineering challenges and optional labs. For ages 8-22 (different challenges/labs for different ages). Optional labs teach about structural shapes, deflection, tension & compression, software analysis, Hooke's Law, elastic and plastic deformation and member forces on trusses.
Pack contains components to create 10 bridges, and a hook to help test them. In addition to this kit, you need 5 or 7 gallon buckets, weights (e.g. water bottles), and tools (multi-cutter, pliers, screwdriver).

Note: We recommend using our 7 gallon buckets for bridge testing, which allows you to add more weight than a standard 5 gallon bucket.

Sold in packs of 10.