Toothpick Bridge Competition
April (2018) SMES 5th grade Enrichment has worked on constructing bridges made from flat, wooden toothpicks and colored glue. Students formed companies and had to stay within a "budget" to complete their bridge. All bridges had to be a truss bridge, but students were free to create their own design or use a "standard" type of truss design. Company roles included an accountant, an architect, a carpenter, and a project manager. The company names, final load, and pictures of the bridges are below. You can see the competition by clicking this video link.
- One Way Bridge 7 lbs.
- Trust the Truss 21 lbs.
- B&P Bridges 6.2 lbs
- Better Builds Inc. LLC 10 lbs.
- JeF_Bridges 8.8 lbs.
Last Modified on April 10, 2019