In the "The Effect of Bridge Design on Weight Bearing Capacity" civil engineering Project Idea, students build bridges using both straws and wooden sticks and then put them to the test. It's build and break hands-on science and engineering fun!
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The Upcycled Suspension Bridge Engineering Project . Activities for Kids: Adventures In Learning . PBS Parents