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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.

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!

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:

describes how the properties of materials determine their use for specific purposes (ST3-13MW).

describes systems in built environments and how social and environmental factors influence their design (ST3-14BE).

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

School Testimonials

Bowral Public School:

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

Fizzics Education Awards


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.


$480 inc. GST per 90 minute workshop.

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Extension Ideas!

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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