This bundled lesson plan is for an 8 class project to design and build a plastic soda straw bridge. Students learn about forces and bridge components, test material strengths, design and test simulated bridges, and then construct a plastic straw bridge with a limited amount of materials.
Keywords: physics, project, force, compression, tension, shear, torsion, mass, stress, beam, truss, span, pressure, strength, length, physics, design, challenge, physics, engineering, gifted, talented, GTE, GATE, STEM
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