Bridges and construction
Stephanie de Haan
Last updated 6 weeks ago
Teach Your Kids About ... Bridges
Bridges are amazing feats of engineering and a great logic challenge for your children designers. Here are some resources to help teach them more about bridges and how they work. Lesson Plans Bridge Lesson on Forces, Arch Bridges, & Truss Bridges – a detailed hands-on unit study designed for a homeschool co-op. Bridge Lesson …
Popsicle Stick Bridge
Poposicle stick bridge: Picture of Design your bridge: There are many ways to build bridges, both real bridges and popsicle stick bridges. Do some research, be creative, and remember - triangles are strong. A triangle spreads out weight and is much more stable than a simple rectangle or square support. Be sure to incorporate lots of triangles into your bridge design. More popsicle sticks doesn't necessarily mean a stronger bridge.
Summer Fun: Newspaper Pyramid
As soon as I saw this article about newspaper forts at Modern Parents Messy Kids, I knew that Wyatt would love to make one. I'll let you visit the original post for full instructions, but the idea for this activity is pretty simple in a brilliant sort of way: roll up sheets of newspaper, staple...