This activity is a fun and simple introduction to structural engineering: simply fold a piece of paper and see how much weight it can hold!
You will need:
- 50 pennies
- 2 equal height supports (try a stack of books; I used two 4-inch long 2x4s)
- 8.5″x11″ sheets of paper
Now, fold try folding the paper and see how much weight you can hold! A handout with the details of the activities can be found HERE.