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Bridge Building 101

Bridge Building 101

Can your truss arrangement stand the test of time?

A fun and practical STEM workshop!

This programme offers students a chance 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.

Which 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!

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems (ACSIS086).

Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (ACSHE083).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content A student:

ST3-7MW-T
explains how the properties of materials determines their use for a range of purposes

ST3-9PW-ST
investigates the effects of increasing or decreasing the strength of a specific contact or non-contact force

ST3-2DP-T
plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (VCSSU044)

Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (VCSSU060)

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (VCSSU064)

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Bowral Public School:

The students were very engaged. The students were fascinated by the experiments and 'hands-on' experiences. Highly recommended.

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Requirements

Appropriate for Years 5 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class

If you wish this to be run for years 3 to 4 we will use masking tape instead of hot glue guns

6 Tables arranged in groups of 4 near a power point

Access to at least 2 electrical power sockets (preference for 3 or 4)

Chairs are required

Duration 90 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

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.

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

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Designed to engage groups of up to 240 students, pair this workshop with one of these school favourites!

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Cost

$540 inc. GST per 90-minute workshop.

Find out about offers & discounts here!

In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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