630301, Model Balsawood Bridge Kit, Classpack
This popular activity is an exercise in creative problem solving. Middle school and high school students will be challenged to design and construct their own wooden bridges, then enjoy the thrill of destructive testing. They will then calculate their bridges efficiency to determine the best design. Bridge building supports a wide variety of curricula, including geometry, physics, technology education, mathematics and general science. In addition to classroom competition, there are numerous state and nationwide competitions held annually which offer recognition and awards. Each Bridge building Class Pack supplies 24 students. Includes: Wood (15 pieces per student), adhesive, and competition design parameters to conduct the competitive lab activity. You may select 360 pieces of either 1/8 x 1/8 x 24 Balsa or 3/32 x 3/32 x 24 Basswood for this challenging learning activity. Balsa is lighter and easier to cut. Basswood is stronger and has a more consistentdensity. Our booklet Teaching With Model Building Program is included in every Class Pack as an aid to your class planning, and is also available separately.