Building Bridges

Building Bridges
Posted on 09/07/2021
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Indian Lake Middle School students are using their STEM skills to see who can build the best bridge!
Sixth graders are working in groups to construct bridges made of only Elmer’s Glue and up to 125 toothpicks. Science teachers Nick Tucci and Christina Fullerton grade the groups on their creativity, design and attention to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) principles. Each group used the engineering design process to build a bridge that resembles an actual bridge, including joint supports. Bridges must meet length, width and height requirements as well. The structures are tested by holding a science textbook. The bridge that can support the most weight with the least amount of toothpicks, wins!