A STEM activity where students build simple bridges out of corrugated paper that they make themselves and then determine how much weight they can hold. A diagram and notes are provided on the forces of tension and compression. These can be projected for those that have a document camera in their classroom. A simple graph can be constructed from the results; graph paper is provided. The result table and the graph can be used as a stand-alone assessment or incorporated into an interactive lab notebook. A grading rubric for the activity is included.
A bonus activity that uses only paper and tape is described.
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