“Education is all a matter of building bridges” Ralph Ellison
Years 5 & 6 enjoyed building bridges with K’NEX in science. They got into groups and worked collaboratively to design and construct bridges that would support weight. The race was on for whose bridge would hold the most weight.
They started off by constructing a simple beam bridge which under testing could support 1 kg. Teams then reinforced their bridges making them longer, wider and with strut supports. They tried and tested many designs until they were ready for weight loading.
Most teams came up with a suspension bridge design and ended up being able to support 13 kg of weight on their bridges. Perhaps almost the weight of one of our Little Griffins!