Grade 8 Technology: The Straw Bridge

On May 15th, 2012, posted in: Academic, Grade 8, Grades, Technology by

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Grade 8’s were tasked with making a bridge for Technology this term. Thirty centimeters long, thirteen centimeters tall and eleven centimeters wide … it sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? Well, here’s the catch: the bridge has to be made using only drinking straws and pins and it has to be able to withstand the weight of a full Coca-Cola can.

Nevertheless, my amazing Grade Eights have enthusiastically embraced the challenge of this project (not that we had a choice!). For the past few lessons, Technology has been hilarious with everyone pinning two straws together in an attempt to get the strongest, sturdiest bridge.

Good Luck to all the Grade 8’s, may the strongest bridge win!