"Billy Goat's Bridge" science-focused STEAMvestigation: Challenge students to design and construct a sturdy bridge from flimsy materials! Cross a span of 12 inches and hold the heaviest load before failure. Use data to turn 2D shapes into 3D architecture. Explore materials, triangles, patterns, loads, and measurement. The bridge must hold a full juice box or milk carton (K-1) or redesign until the bridge holds its greatest possible load before failure (grades 2-3-4).
The guides for this activity include:
• Kids STEAMvestigation Handout
• Educator's Background Notes
• Design Logbook Pages
• Literacy Connection "BILLY GOAT’S BRIDGE"
You supply recycled materials, tapes and glues, cardboard or cardstock or paper plates, straws or dowels, clothespins, paper, crayons, and scissors
Materials kits are available for "Billy Goat's Bridge" STEAMvestigation when purchased as part of the full STEAMstart: Fairy Tale Engineering Unit.
Take Fairy Tale Engineering online with a PressPlay Blended Learning workshop for this Unit so kids can access videos, stories, and challenges by logging into the classroom.