Education

Sixth graders build and test bridges for stability

| Kaitie Meyer

It’s not every day that you build a bridge with popsicle sticks in science class. Recently, East Bay K-8 sixth graders did just that.

“The students were given the task to build a prototype bridge (engineering & design) that would be used to connect two cities together that was separated by a river, and was 50 kilometers apart,” East Bay K-8 Earth/Space Science teacher Joseph D. Pritchard said.

Drew Boener smiles with his zig zag bridge. Students used popsicles sticks, straws, toothpicks, cardboard, foam board, tape and glue for their project. Submitted photo

 

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