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Straw Bridge

Using tape and up to 20 straws, design a 25cm bridge that can support as many pennies as possible. Perfect for those budding engineers among you…

This fun challenge will put your design and engineering skills to the test! Using only tape and up to 20 straws, you must design a bridge that can span a gap of at least 25cm whilst supporting as many pennies as possible.

Set yourself a solo challenge or make it into a competition with teams – the choice is yours. The link below will take you to a document containing the full set of instructions and also some handy scientific and engineering information and terminology.

Straw Bridge Challenge

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