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Bridge construction challenge with k'Nex

A variety of challenges, investigations, and problems can be created related to bridges. This one used K'Nex as building materials.

Bridge vocabulary

Source for these and more bridge terms.

Investigation notes

Procedure

 

Pictures of bridge tests

Test with thread added and rod removed

Test with kilogram weight

Test with thread added and two piers removed

Test with four notebooks

Test with thread added and grey rod removed

Test with kilogram weight

Test with thread added and white rod removed

Test with kilogram weight

 

Statements made when testing bridges:

C. Stading, K. Flanagan, L. Haisch, K. Dusatko, S. Simpson, A. Baumann, M. Tobias, Angie Simpson, M. Foster, and C. Mettler

 

Bridge constructions

Piers & beam

Piers

 

Piers, beam, & rails

Pier bridge

 

Trusses, pier, & deck

Truss under bridge

 

 

Bridge photo album

Suspension bridge

Concrete beam bridge

Metal truss below deck

Metal beam and concrete pilars bridge

Metal beam and wood tressle bridge

Metal tressle above deck bridge

Metal arch below deck bridge

Stone arches below deck bridge

 

 

K'Nex suspension bridges

Suspension bridgeSuspension bridge

Dr. Robert Sweetland's notes
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