What Material Makes the Strongest Bridge? #MakerEducation
Another fun project from Scientific American that you can do with the kids at home or in the classroom.
If you’ve looked at bridges, you’ve probably noticed that they can be made of different materials. Some are wood, some are steel, some are concrete, and some are even made from stone. If you want to build a simple, sturdy miniature bridge using something you have lying around the house, what’s the best material to use? Try this activity to find out!
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