Monday, March 5, 2012
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.