Bridge The Gap
Students will design and build a bridge that can hold a cup of marbles without breaking or collapsing.
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- 50 plastic drinking straws
- roll of scotch tape
- 100 marbles (1 set for class)
- Plastic Cups (to hold marbles)
Before the activity, set up two desks, chairs, or tables about 10 inches apart. This is where the bridges will be set for testing the load of marbles.
NGSS Standard(s): 3-ETS1-1, 3-ETS1-2, 3-ETS1-3, 3-PS2-1, 4-ETS1-1, 4-ETS1-2, 4-ETS1-3, 5-ETS1-1, 5-ETS1-2, 5-ETS1-3
CCSS Standard(s): 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.3, ELA, Math, MP.2, MP.5, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1