In this lab students will work in groups to build a free standing structure out of 25 pieces of fettuccine and a meter of masking tape. The student groups will compete against each other to see who can create the strongest structure. Test the strength of the fettuccine structures using books. Students will examine the weight held by the structures as well as the force exerted by the fettuccine. They will also examine design elements to see what makes a strong structure.
When you purchase this product you will receive a student lab sheet, a teacher overview sheet with instructions and advice for doing this lab, and pictures of structures created by my students!
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