Saturday, 28 January 2012

Building Bridges

This week we continued our study of structures.  I challenged the students to work in pairs to build bridges using only 2 blocks and a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 white paper.   They were not allowed to use tape or glue.   

The students investigated and built several different bridges over a 15 - 20 minute time frame.   Later they recorded the bridges they designed and what they came to know through this lesson regarding distances between their blocks and thickness of the paper.

I was very pleased with the dispositions the students displayed when their bridges didn't work as planned.

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