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Title: Bridge Building! Testing Structural Stability of Bridges
Description: In this activity, groups of students will use visual aids of bridges around the world and their creativity to build various bridges of spaghetti and marshmallows. Each group will then test the strengths of their bridges to come to conclusions on the characteristics of strong and stable bridges. The Activity Plan is found in the StructuralStabilityActivityPlan.doc file. Two worksheet files are provided, both are the same sheet, just in different programs (Word and Excel). The 4th file is a set of bridge pictures for use in the activity. 
Key Words: bridge, bridges, building, structures, engineering 
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th 
Subject: Science, Math 

Teacher's Request: I need a hands on activity that would allow students to understand building structures, and characteristics of stable structures.


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