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Balsa Bridge Building Kit

  • Balsa Bridge Classpack (24 students)
    Item #: MID-250
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Design and construct wooden bridges, then enjoy the thrill of destructive testing. Available in easy-to-cut balsa, or sturdy basswood.

Description

Model bridge building and testing has become a very popular activity in creative problem solving. Middle school and high school students are challenged to design and construct their own wooden bridges, then enjoy the thrill of destructive testing. Bridge building reinforces a wide variety of curricula, including geometry, physics, technology and mathematics. In addition to classroom competition, there are numerous state and national competitions held annually which offer recognition and awards.

Each of our bridge building Classpacks supplies 24 students with wood (15 pieces per student), adhesive and competition design parameters to conduct the competitive lab activity. Or remove the competitive aspect and make it simply a design exercise. 360 pieces of 1/8" x 1/8" x 24" lightweight Balsa. Be prepared, however, with a lot of weight to test your completed bridge(s). The national record for Balsa bridge weighting is well over 200 pounds!!!

Read more on our Blog - The Physics of Bridges
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In the past, I have ordered from this company and received wonderful products. However, with this product I was extremely disappointed. You pay $100 for a pile a long wooden sticks and little glue bottles. If that is what you are looking for then this is the product for you! From the description I had a different understanding of what it was-they need to include a photo of what you get in the box.
Megan
Owner Response: Megan, we are sorry you are disappointed in your purchase. As always, we are happy to refund your money if you decide to return the product.

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