6 07 2010

Today in our Inventioneers half-day camp, we learned about building bridges and towers. Did you know that engineers use the triangle shape to build bridges and towers because it is one of the strongest shapes architecturally? Our campers had several challenges today involving building strong structures. Here are some pictures of the ” tower” challenge. Campers had to build their own tower or strong structure using marshmallows and toothpicks. The real challenge for some kids was not eating all of their marshmallows!

What other materials could you use to build a tower?




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