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Popsicle Bridges!   For this activity, the set-up was simple. I separated the students desks by 1 foot, gave each group 25 Popsicle sticks and 3 feet of tape. Their goal was to make the strongest and most aesthetically pleasing bridge across the great desk divide!

Have each student design and create a bridge that can withstand the most weight. Let students use craft sticks and other materials like tape to create their ideal bridge.

Building Bridges: Their task was simple: build a bridge that was strong enough to hold a plastic cup filled with 100 pennies.

STEM Straw Bridges

Building bridges in STEM class! We have now tried four different types! Three are bundled and one is available separately. All include teacher directions, lab sheets, hints, and photos!

STEM - This post is all about bridges we have built in the STEM Lab! So many different versions and all super fun (and full of learning)!

Engineering Activities for Children - build a bridge with foil

Engineering With Aluminium Foil (STEM Activities)

March Theme - Cubstruction Engineering Activities for Children - build a bridge with foil

Building bridges

Using both gross and fine motor skills, the group can work together as a team to…

six different types of bridges: beam, arch, suspension, cable-stayed, truss, and cantilever

six different types of bridges: beam, arch, suspension, cable-stayed, truss…

Fairy Tale Science Experiments

Fairy Tale Science Experiments

How to build bridges with kids and students

During the month of April the students completed the "bridge challenge" which was a summary of all of our learning about Structures. They made a plan to design their own bridge, based on some sampl.

Blocks  Building (Reggio) I love this idea. Got to get these rings...defining the "building" space allows for group activity yet still individual- khs

Blocks & Building (Reggio) I love this idea.defining the "building" space allows for group activity yet still individual- khs

10 Ways to Learn about Bridges - Plus 5 books about bridges for kids

10 Ways to Learn about Bridges

10 Ways to Learn about Bridges - Plus 5 books about bridges for kids. Approved by Andrea Beaty, author of Iggy Peck Architect.

Nothing says STEM like building and testing bridges. With a few basic household materials, you can do a bridges theme with your preschooler, too!

Build and Test in Bridges Theme in Preschool

Bridges Preschool Theme (Stay At Home Educator) - STEM bridge building for early ages

STEM Challenge: Using only two materials kids build one of four kinds of bridges! These turn out so well! Check this blog post for more!

The Best Homemade Lava Lamp