Designing a strong bridge
Bridges are among the most fascinating products of engineering and physical science. While designing and building a bridge you have to overcome many difficulties and constraints. In a bridge project you will be asked to design and construct a bridge that will hold the most weight for a given span. Now you are probably wondering where to start...
 Project description
In this project you will first design and perform experiments that can help you to decide how the design affects the strength of a bridge. You will then design and build a bridge using any material of your choice. Two common material that you can use to construct your bridge are toothpicks and pasta. 
 Details of this project
More details or support for this project is available for the members of Material needed for experiment or a science kit about this title may be available at If you choose to make a pasta bridge, you may purchase pasta from any local supermarket. You may also purchase toothpicks from supermarkets; however, only round double pointed toothpicks are recommended for bridge construction.