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July 7, 2015 AT 5:00 am

Paper Bridges Activity #makereducation

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Fun activity from Scientific American to do with the kids on a rainy summer day!

Have you ever walked, ridden your bike or driven in a car over a long bridge? Bridges have to be sturdy enough to support the weight of many people and cars without collapsing. One important part of designing a bridge is selecting the right materials. Another is making sure those materials comprising it are shaped in a way to make them strongest. In this project you will build a simple “bridge” using materials you already have on hand—paper and tape! Can you build a miniature bridge that doesn’t collapse?

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