Rivendell Older Kids

Building Bridges

Since we are studying the Industrial Revolution, today we learned about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in the late 1800’s. It was an engineering marvel at the time, and pretty impressive even by today’s standards! It is an incredible example of human ingenuity during an era of huge growth in the USA.

The kids then worked with a partner to try their engineering creativity. Their job was to use only straws and tape to build a bridge spanning 10 inches. We tested each bridge to see how much it would hold. In the end, they all learned some important strategies and had fun doing it.