Bridge Designer Software
After an introduction to bridges, families explored the ways different types of bridges support the loads of vehicles and cargo using a free software called Bridge Designer. This software is available for free from http://bridgecontest.org/resources/download/.
This software was used to develop ideas to be used for the balsa wood bridge project.
Balsa Wood Bridge – Preliminary Construction
After a brief introduction to the balsa wood bridge construction project, participants built their designs and tested them for strength and durability. Rules for this competition can be downloaded HERE.