Monday, March 5, 2012

Building bridges

As part of our topic on structures we had the challenge of building a bridge. We worked in 2s. We were only allowed one piece of A4 paper and a 12cm length of tape. It was really hard! 
First we looked at some different types of bridges in photos. We saw examples of beam, arch, suspension (or cable) and cantilever bridges. We discussed the shapes in these different bridges and the materials used. Then we got to work cutting and sticking to make our own bridges. We were aiming to make a bridge that could hold 30g. Gustavo and Niamh's bridge held over 100g!
Here is a short video of us working.


  1. I know I should be impressed by the bridge building, and I am! But I am more impressed at how effectively you have collaborated to create them. This is a true learning skill.

    Mr Harrison
    Miriam Lord, Bradford.

    1. Hello , WOW you did really well with your briges only with one piece of celotape specially Gustavo and Niamh they did a brillant brige it didn´t fall down with any grams at all and your briges are realy good as well. LOVE from Isabel at IST XOXO

  2. I liked making a paper bridge and it was a bit difficult. But we did it very well. Gustavo