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Bridge building challenge

The people of Appletown need to cross the River Whoosh to take their apples to the market in Shopville to sell. There is no bridge at the moment and you need to design one. The River Whoosh is 30cm wide and the bridge needs to be strong enough to carry an apple cart (toy car!!).

These are the materials you are allowed to use:

10 pieces of A4 paper
10 art straws

In groups of three see if you can design a bridge which will successfully carry the apple cart (toy car) over the River Whoosh (30cm wide). Make sure you work as a team.

At the end get your teacher to help check if your bridge is long enough and strong enough to help the people of Appletown!

Good luck!