- The materials are easy.
- Prep work takes about 2 minutes.
- The engineering design process is evident.
- We use blueprints!
- Kids love it.
Take a look!
Let’s talk about prep work and the materials first.
Can kids draw a blueprint?
Kids love this challenge!
“This is so easy! I’m about ready to start building the sides of the bridge.”
They were so excited and their bridge looked great.
Remember in the beginning of this post I mentioned this challenge is the perfect STEM challenge. Here’s one more reason I say that. After that bridge collapsed, the student holding it said,
“I knew I should have doubled those toothpicks. Here, help me hold the sides in place so I can start reinforcing these spots!”
They didn’t give up. They went right back to work and kept making adjustments until their bridge was finished.
It doesn’t get much better than this! Perfect!