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Item #: AP10168

Price: $97.50

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In the Building Bridges Flinn STEM Design Challenge™ for physical science and physics, design and build a balsa wood bridge using only wood and glue. Compete with others to build a bridge that supports the largest amount of weight.

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Item# AP10324 AP10246 AP8062 AP10168
Size 3 Student Groups 3 Student Groups 6 Student Groups 6 Student Groups
Includes Materials Only Refill Kit Materials + Instructions Materials + Instructions Materials Only Refill Kit
Price $62.50 $70.00 $105.30 $97.50
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Bridges have been around for thousands of years, some as simple as a fallen tree over a creek and others as complicated as the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. In this challenge, students design and build a balsa wood bridge using only wood and glue. Their goal is to build a bridge that supports the largest amount of weight. Tasks include designing blue prints, building within specific criteria and constraints and completing construction on time. Students will love this activity while learning about forces and making models along with the value of teamwork and determination!

Weights are required and available separately.

Specifications

Materials Included in Refill Kit for 6 Student Groups:
Balsa and bass wood glue, 1 oz bottles, 6
Balsa wood pieces, " x " x 24", 100
Bridge-scaled graph paper
Bucket, plastic utility pail
Carbon steel wire, galvanized, 12", 2 pieces
Foam bases, 14" x 5" x 1", 12
Machine bolts, partially threaded, -16", 4", 2
Machine screws, hex nut, -16", 2
Straight pins, pkg/75, 6