The goal of this activity is to promote problem-solving, teamwork, perseverance, and confidence while tackling a STEM project. The goal for the students is to build a bridge that is very strong but doesn't cost too much to build. The students have been tracking the amount of material used to construct their bridges. Also, they've explored best practices for construction with plastic drinking straws.
Construction completion has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 28. The competition and exposition of student work will be on Thursday, May 29 when the guest bridge experts return to Avonworth Middle School. To see pictures of the project coming to a conclusion, see the science 8 website: www.HaskinsSci8.info