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Bridge Building 101

Can your truss arrangement stand the test of time?
Fun holiday workshop for older kids.

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  • Placing a book over a student made wooden stick bridge to test it\'s strength
Placing a book over a student made wooden stick bridge to test it\'s strength1

A practical workshop where students get to design and build their own bridges using hot glue guns and ice cream sticks. Specific content covers the differences between truss arrangements and how they influence bridge strength.

What forces act within a bridge and how do engineers compensate for them within modern designs?
Find out when you put your design to the test!

Destructive fun for budding engineers.

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Activities related to real life experiences. Well prepared and friendly presenter.

Bowral Public School


Hands-on science & engineering that kids love!

The session is a geared around a fun competition that kids just love. The children will work together to construct their creations and will have a chance to try different truss arrangements to find out the strongest design. We will bring table covers and work mats for each hands-on station.

On booking please be advised that hot glue guns are used throughout this workshop. Appropriate safety precautions and instructions are provided. All care is taken however we do not take responsibility for injuries caused by misuse of our equipment.

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  • Appropriate for Years 5 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class.
  • 10 Tables arranged near power points for easy access.
  • Chairs are required.
  • Access to at least 2 electrical power sockets (preference for 3 or 4).
  • Duration 90 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes
It is handy if you can have a stack of books nearby to help as a source of weight for the competition.


  • $540 inc. GST per 90 minute workshop 
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your site.
For sites outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this workshop can visit your site as part of a regional visit

We don't charge per site as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your office. Most sites tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.
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1300 856 828

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