How to Build a Bridge for School Project?


If you want to make a bridge for a school project, you can use pasta, Popsicle sticks, or toothpicks. You'll also need glue to hold things together. You can add details with colored paper decorations and lights.
Q&A Related to "How to Build a Bridge for School Project?"
1. Draw your bridge design on graph paper. Sketch the design in four parts - bottom, top and the two sides. Incorporate triangular shapes into your design as much as possible. Triangles
Determine which type of truss bridge is suited for your situation. For a relatively short span, a king-post truss bridge will work well. Some other types include the queen-post truss
1. Figure out exactly how long you want to make your bridge. For example, if you want your bridge to span a gap of about 6 inches, you may want your bridge to be at least 12-inches
1. Use your computer and whiteboard projector to show students "A Gallery of Truss Bridges" at the website. Point to each bridge and outline some
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Find blueprints or design plans for the bridge you want to build for a school project based on the type of class. A math class will require a more structurally sound bridge than one that is created for an art class. Choose a building material such as wood or stone and construct the bridge on a piece of plywood so it can be moved without breaking. If it will add to the aesthetics, the bridge can be painted and other items such as a castle, tree, or water can be painted or added to the display.
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