Building a Straw Bridge

Building a Straw Bridge

Building a Straw Bridge 


The straw bridge experiment is used to demonstrate how the different shapes to construct a bridge affect the forces acting on each member. The goal of this experiment is to create a structure that can hold weight despite the constraint of there being limited materials provided. This experiment focuses on the utilization of the scientific method, as the building process requires trial and the revision in order to reach their goal.


Grades NJ Standard

MS-ETS 1-4

MS-ESS 2-1


HS-PS 2-4

HS-ETS 1-2