Grade Seven Bridge Project
This year the seventh graders built popsicle bridges designed to hold a minimum of 10lbs to learn about force distribution. In order to bring a bit of the real world into their projects, students designed their bridges with a budget in mind ($1500 per popsicle stick and $20,000 per glue stick). Bonus points were awarded to the strongest bridge and the most efficient bridge ($/lb) Miranda Miller tested her popsicle bridge today and stole the show. Not only did her bridge hold until 94.4lbs granting her the Strongest Bridge bonus points, but she also won the Closest to Budget bonus points. Her initial estimated cost to build was $1,245,500 ($1,500/popsicle and $20k/glue) and her final bridge came in at $1,273,500 only 2.25% off target.